Shades of Blue

Jughead x Reader

Jughead is the reader’s best friend, and she’s liked him since grade school but has never told him. Based on the requested song: Shades of Blue by Ashton Edminster

Warnings: None

Word count: 2,102

A/N: So this was going to be sad, but then I got into a v happy mood and I couldn’t end it sad so here’s some fluffy lovey something idk

Cause all my shades of blue

Go away when I’m with you

Put a golden frame around my heart

Cause you make me feel like a piece of art

Secrets. They can tear people apart, or bring people together.

You have a secret.

A secret that would rock the walls of Riverdale High.

A secret that would change everything.
You love Jughead Jones.

Okay, so maybe it’s not that big of a secret, but still, you’ve been friends with Jughead since pre-school, and you’ve never once told him that. You’ve never once let it slip. You know that he only thinks of you as a friend, maybe even a sister. Your mom practically helped raise Jellybean, going over to babysit for the Jone’s whenever there were issues beyond your comprehension at the time. You ended up tagging along, becoming closer and closer with Jughead. You remember the time when you would make him sit as you tried to sketch him out, eventually trying to draw his likeness from memory.

You often think back fondly at a memories of times you tried to make Jughead sit so you could paint him, but it just ended up in him trying to get the most paint on you.

You smile, realizing that you’ve been there for him through everything, and you’ve come to rely on each other.

You have a relationship with him unlike anyone else, one that’s more playful, almost sibling-like in nature. He’s only like that with you, only willing to be that way around someone he’s known all his life.

During the summer from Freshman to Sophomore year, your mom stops babysitting Jellybean, and you still don’t know why. You continue to ask about it, mainly because you just want any excuse to spend more time with Jughead, but she doesn’t tell.

That’s her secret.

One day after school, you’re sitting in front of an easel in the art room with a paint-covered smock, working an abstract of a human girl, a bleeding heart coming out of the center. There’s something missing, though, and you can’t quite figure out what it is.

“Hey dork.” you hear a voice say, and you turn around to see a familiar figure standing in the doorway. Jughead.

“Hey idiot.” you respond to him, making him smirk.

“Let’s go to Pop’s. I want some fries.” he says, walking over to where you’re sitting and casting a shadow on your work of art.

You sigh and look up at him, motioning for him to move. He doesn’t move.

“Jug, move.” you say, standing up and shoving him with your shoulder playfully, trying not to get paint on him.

“No,” he shoves you back as per usual. Nudging shoulders has quickly become one of the things that only you guys understand. You go back to the stool you were sitting on, “What are you painting?”

You sit on the stool once more and stare at the piece, “Honestly I’m not sure. Any tips?”
He stares at it for a moment, putting out his thumb and finger in an ‘L’ shape, acting like he’s observing it in a deep manner, like a true art critic. He squints his eyes and then opens them like he has an idea.

“Paint a frame around the heart,” he says, not elaborating on what he means, “and do it quick, I want food.”  

You grab the gold paint, deciding to take his advice. You paint a square around the heart, adding depth to the top and the bottom to make it look more frame-like.

Surprisingly, it works. The frame makes the heart look like it’s out of her chest completely, like the woman in the painting is saving it for someone to take. You like the symbolism.

You take a step back and initial in the corner, marking the piece complete.

“That.. that worked?” Jughead’s voice makes you jump. You turn to him with the still-wet paint brush and silently threaten to mark his beanie if he scares her again.

He puts up his hands in surrender and you smile at him, “What? I just didn’t think it would, or that you’d actually take my advice for once.” he smirks.

“Shut up, you don’t give terrible advice…” you say nudging him on the shoulder again, “all the time.” you add.

You turn back to the painting, and then you put the brush in some water to soak and take off the smock.

“Pop’s?” he asks, and you nod, rolling your eyes. You walk out of the art room and turn off the lights to the girl with a frame around her heart.

I’d love to be the one to make you laugh

A few weeks go by, and Jughead has made the decision to investigate the Jason Blossom murder, and has even decided to write a novel about it. Because of this, he becomes distant.

He even starts hanging out with Betty Cooper.

You have nothing against Betty Cooper, by any means, you’re only slightly jealous because deep down you know that he’s starting to like her.

You want Jughead to be happy, and in the end if that’s not with you, you’re going to have to deal with it.

You swallow your pride, and every time he brings her up you listen intently, nodding and offering advice. He mainly asks about what they should do to proceed with the case, and since that has nothing to do with his relationship with her, you’re fine with answering them.

He still finds time for you, so it’s not like he’s completely distancing himself, but you do notice a slight shift in the way he acts. He’s nervous around you now, like he has something to hide, a secret, but you only catch glimpses of it.

Soon, a rumor starts going around school that he’s asked out Betty, and you sink into yourself for a few days, not talking to anyone, to deal with the news. You want to text him about it, but you don’t feel like it’s your place. You resign yourself into being the best friend, the sister figure in his life. Somewhere deep down you’ve always known that’s what you would always be to him. Now there is no way around it.

The week after hearing the news, you walk towards Pop’s on a Friday night. This is, without a doubt, one of your favorite days of the week, not only because of the start of the weekend, but because you always meet up with Jughead for fries and a milkshake and talk about anything that you’ve missed that week.

No matter what, he’s always there waiting for you with fries and a milkshake.

Today starts as no different, until you see someone sitting in your spot across from Jughead in your regular booth.

The all too familiar blonde ponytail waves from side to side as she shakes her head and laughs at something he said.

She replies, saying something I can’t hear, because the world is blurring around me, causing tunnel vision.

He laughs in response. And not just a small chuckle like he does with you, but a full laugh with a smile nearly from ear to ear. He looks back at her and his eyes seem to look into hers, and you realize he’s never looked at you like that before.

Then he looks up and locks eyes with you, and you know that he can read exactly what you’re thinking because all of his features change. You’ve caught him in a lie, you’ve caught him with his secret, and he knows it.

You walk out the door, and it slams behind you unintentionally. You put a hand over your mouth to keep sobs from escaping.

The rumors, they’re true. You thought you had dealt with it, but seeing it in person is a whole different story.

You start walking home, afraid that you’ll never be able to make him laugh the way she just did.

I’d love to hear each thought upon your mind

I’d love to hang on close to every word that I could find

You ignore him for the weekend, and even part of the week, not able to talk to him just yet. You need time to process and to heal, and then to move on and try to find someone else. Maybe Archie Andrews?

You shake the thought from your head as soon as it enters, he’s just not your type. Nice guy, not your type.

You’re walking home from school, when you hear footsteps coming up behind you. You know who it is without even needing to look.

You ignore him for a few minutes before he says, “Tell me what you’re thinking about.”


“Oh, the uh, school talent show.” you stammer, trying to cover.

“Really?” he questions, lifting his eyebrows. He knows you too well to know when you’re lying about something like this.

“Yeah, thinking about entering it. Speed painting, maybe.” you offer, shrugging your shoulders.

“You should.” he says.

You look at him, surprised, “Really?”

“Your paintings are beautiful, you’d bring the crowd to their feet.” he compliments.

“No…” You shake it off, and you begin to notice his nerves coming back. Something’s up and you’re worried this is how he’s going to break the news that him and Betty are official.

“Yes, you would. Your art would light up any room, and not to mention the presence you would have on stage would just be stunning and…” he’s complimenting you too much.

“No, Juggie, stop.” you interrupt him, stopping and turning to face him.

“What?” he asks, his voice filled with concern.

“I don’t… I…” you struggle to admit what you’ve been hiding from him since grade school, you can’t form the words to tell him.

“(Y/N), what is it?” He puts a hand on your arm, and his touch makes you seize up, your skin growing cold.

“I can’t do this anymore.” you say abruptly, turning away from him so you can’t see his face anymore.

“Do what?” He asks, still close. He doesn’t touch you, but you know that he’s there. He’s there to hold you if you need.

“I can’t listen to you talk about me like that. I can’t. My head will get all messed up and get the wrong ideas. You have Betty, she’s your girlfriend.-” you turn back around to face him, and you can see him trying to say something, but if you don’t tell him about your secret now, you know you never will, so you hold up a hand to him to let you continue speaking, “-and trust me I know, I know I’m your best friend and that we tell each other everything. And you have no idea how much I would love to just hear you go on and on… but it’s wrong, Juggie.”

He gives you a questioning look, silent. You’re trying to hold it together, but a few tears slip from your eyes.
“I’m trying to say that the one secret I haven’t told you, the one thing that I’ve kept from you all these years… is that I am in love with you. I am utterly and completely in love with you, Jughead Jones.” You admit, not able to look him in the eyes. There’s tears dripping down your cheeks, and you don’t want him to see you cry.

“God, (Y/N.” He says, gently lifting your chin to make you look at him.

“What?” you ask, voice cracking, barely a whisper.

“Betty and I… we’re just friends. I was asking her advice about this other girl, I can’t get her off my mind. I’ve been getting nervous around her, and I sound like, well, an idiot.” he admits, and now it’s your turn to be confused.

“Who? Who do you have on your mind?” you question, very aware of his body getting ever so closer to yours.

“You, ya dork.” he gives you a smirk.

“What?” you ask, nothing really computing yet.

His hands hesitate to touch you, worried about what you will say next. He drops his hand from your chin.

Suddenly, it all clicks, all of the glances, all of the nerves, all of the playful shoves and banter. It was flirting, you’ve been flirting.

You grab his neck gently, bringing his lips to meet yours, your bodies finally crashing together. His hands don’t hesitate anymore, going directly to your waist and pulling you closer, if it’s possible.

“You may be an idiot, but you’re my idiot.” you whisper once your lips part, foreheads together.

“I love you, dork.”

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gail701701  asked:

Don't know how to ask for headcannons, but I'm going with it: Double date: Noah & Brian and Jude & OSCORE. N doodling on B's wrist. O being O. J reminding herself not to onion-pack and N teasing her for doing it anyway etc... Did I do it right? ^_^

you’re doing fine! Idk what I’m doing either lol

So I’m doing this in the future when N&J are in art school (they go to that local one that Oscar assumed Jude went to when they met)

  • They don’t exactly plan it as a “date”
  • But Jude heard about this really cool exhibit in a bigger city a few hours away (idk California geography assume this city exists)
  • so she tells Noah about it, of course, and Oscar because he would like it
  • Brian gets invited too somewhere along the way
  • So they plan a day trip to go see the museum and visit the city, etc.
  • Brian and Oscar can drive but they take the train instead (sidenote: Jude has a license but is a TERRIBLE driver and Noah didn’t even bother taking the test)
  • Noah sketches the people sitting around them
  • Jude warns the others not to touch the poles, armrests, etc because germs and diseases which they tease her about
  • They get distracted looking out the window at the city and almost miss their stop thank clark gable for brian, the responsible human
  • Once they get to the museum they wander around a little
  • Someone will notice something cool about a piece and call the others over to see (Brian kind of follows the others around, caught up in their excitement over the art)
  • Jude’s favorite is a marble sculpture of a dancing girl that looks like it should fall over but instead it seems like the girl is practically floating (guess what it reminds her of?)
  • Noah and Oscar collectively fall in love with an oil landscape viewed through a window with an icy pond cracked in the middle under a vibrant red-orange sky
  • Brian loves an impressionist painting of a telescope on a roof under the stars (he even confirms scientific accuracy of the star placement)
  • No one wants to miss anything so it takes a while before they remember the exhibit they wanted to see, which they passed on the way in
  • Noah makes a beeline for a huge portrait of a bearded smiling man that is covered in so many layers of colorful paint, it looks like the man is poking his head out of the frame
  • The other portraits in the exhibit are each so different it’s like they’ve stepped into a different world
  • An old woman with a flower crown and a watering can
  • A young child painted in pointillism
  • A rendition of a celebrity in only black, white, and silver
  • Long story short they spend all day there
  • It’s dinnertime when they finally leave so they go to a local pizza place
  • Noah and Brian sit on one side, Jude and Oscar on the other.
  • Everyone is hungry so they order two large pizzas, one Hawaiian and one half-cheese, half-guacamole (they were curious. it wasn’t half-bad)
  • They put the order under the name “OSCORE!” The server looks confused, then shouts out the name in a way so similar to the way Guillermo says it that they all burst out laughing bc it’s the funniest thing they’ve heard all day
  • Noah, Jude, and Oscar continue to gush over the art. Noah looks like he’s going to jump over the table, he’s so animated.
  • Noah doodles. At first on the napkins, but they keep ripping so he switches to Brian’s arm. Brian doesn’t want it to rub off so he is careful to keep it there.
  • When they’ve exhausted the art discussion (or at least they’re too hungry to speak and shove food down their throats at the same time), Oscar tells the story of how he found Noah secretly participating in CSA lessons
  • They all have a good laugh
  • Funny how they all could have met earlier than they did
  • When they go to walk to the train it’s chilly out
  • Jude doesn’t mind, she likes cold weather. Oscar pretends to be fine but Jude sees him shivering, then laughs and gives him her scarf.
  • Back on the train Noah leans his head on Brian’s shoulder
  • They take a group picture to add to the many they took throughout the day
  • Jude grins like the Cheshire cat, Oscar’s eyes are closed and he’s sneezing, Brian’s head is cut off, and Noah is asleep
  • Later Jude sets it as her screensaver

wow this got long! hope this is okay idk how headcanons work. Also I lowkey was inspired by the song Explain it at the Coffee Shop by ashton edminster.

april 2017 music favs !!

this has been a wild month full of exciting opportunities and self growth :-)

-flesh and bone // keaton henson
-in a week // hozier
-all alone // foreign talks
-shades of blue // ashton edminster
-it’s sunday, april 19th and i miss you // flatsound
-caring is creepy // the shins
-billions of eyes // lady lamb
-a cloak of elvenkind // marcy playground
-skinny love // bon iver
-rosanna // corey kilgannon
-blue skies // noah and the whale
-hwy 18 // mark diamond
-stay alive // josé gonzález
-refuse // kevin garrett
-broken feather // harrison storm

Playlist for Shinguji!

ii  Wonderland - Natalia Kills

ii Break The Distance - Ashton Edminster 

ii Night Changes - One Direction

ii Perfect - One Direction

ii Happy Little Pill - Troye Sivan

ii for him. -Troye Sivan

ii Say You Won’t Let Go - James Arthur (This is such a good, slow song)

ii Love Is Strong - Stephen Jerzak

ii The A Team - Ed Sheeran

Hope you like this! Tell me if you want anything changed!

-Mod Celestia

Newtina songs

(I’ll probably update this later with more) 1. Make You Mine -Us the Duo·· 2. Fine by Me -Andy Grammer·· 3. I Was Made for Loving You -Tori Kelly·· 4. Ho Hey -The Lumineers·· 5. Better Together -Us the Duo·· 6. She is Love -Parachute·· 7. Everything has Changed -Taylor Swift·· 8. Break the Distance -Ashton Edminster·· 9. She (For Liz) -Parachute·· 10. Ours -Taylor Swift·· 11. Oh My Stars -Andrew Belle·· 12. Bonfire Heart -James Blunt·· 13. Hey There Delilah -Plain White T’s·· 14. Oh No! -Mindy Gledhill·· 15. Please Don’t Say You Love Me -Gabrielle Aplin (I saw someone else suggest this one)·· 16. Perfect Strangers -Jonas Blue·· 17. Tell Her You Love Her -Echosmith·· 18. You Matter to Me -Sara Bareilles·· 19. Newt Says Goodbye to Tina/Jacob’s Bakery -Fantastic Beasts soundtrack (obviously😊)

Originally posted by trechos-of-books

I’ll Give You the Sun Playlist

(Most of these are from collections other people posted, so I’ve linked those. Question mark means I know I got it from someone else’s post but I couldn’t find it. Favorites are italicised.)

I Know What You Did Last Summer // Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello

“Can’t seem to let you go,
Can’t seem to keep you close”

Ghost // Halsey

“My ghost
Where’d you go?
What happened to the soul that you used to be?”

Carry On // Fun

If you’re lost and alone
Or you’re sinking like a stone.
Carry on.

Explain it at the Coffee Shop // Ashton Edminster (?)

Let’s go to an art museum
I’ll explain it at the coffee shop

Eyes Shut // Years & Years (?)

Well, nothing’s gonna hurt me with my eyes shut
I can see through them, I can see through them
I am drawing pictures I’m evading
I will not use them, I will not use them

Young God // Halsey (x)

You know the two of us are just young gods
And we’ll be flying through the streets with the people underneath
And they’re running, running, running

The Run and Go // Twenty One Pilots (x)

Cold nights under siege from accusations
Cerebral thunder in one-way conversations

My Fault // Imagine Dragons (?)

I stop to stare at the ocean side
I’m breathing in just to feel it’s side with his
Like you were here with me

Colors // Halsey

You’re dripping like a saturated sunrise
You’re spilling like an overflowing sink
You’re ripped at every edge but you’re a masterpiece
And now you’re tearing through the pages and the ink

Mr. Brightside // The Killers (?) 

And I just can’t look - it’s killing me
And taking control
Jealousy, turning saints into the sea

Boys Don’t Cry // The Cure (x)

Now I would do most anything
To get you back by my side
But I just
Keep on laughing
Hiding the tears in my eyes
‘cause boys don’t cry

Two Birds // Regina Spektor (x)

Two birds of a feather
Say that they’re always
Gonna stay together

Screen // Twenty One Pilots (x)

I do not know why I would go
In front of you and hide my soul
'Cause you’re the only one who knows it,
Yeah, you’re the only one who knows it

Sight of the Sun // Fun (x)

I used to run at first sight of the sun
Now I lay here waiting for you to wake up

Cover Up // Imagine Dragons (x)

Cover up, rain down
We wept on the edge of this town
It’s all I want it’s all we want tonight

Dirty Paws // Of Monsters and Men (x)

They had a pet dragonfly.
The dragonfly it ran away,
But it came back with a story to say.

Dance Anthem of the 80s // Regina Spektor (x)

You are, so sweet, so sweet
Dancing and moving to that beat, that beat
There’s a meat market down the street
The boys and the girls watch each other eat

Flapper Girl // The Lumineers (x

Cut off all of your hair
Did you flinch, did you care
Did he look, did he stop and stare
At your brand new hair

Don’t Let it Break Your Heart // Coldplay (x

When you’re tired of racing and you
Found you never left the start
Come on baby, don’t let it break your heart

Disloyal Order of Water Buffaloes // Fall Out Boy (x

And I’d promise you anything for another shot at life
And perfect boys with their perfect lives
Nobody wants to hear you sing about tragedy

The Mother We Share // CHVRCHES (x)

I’m in misery where you can seem as old as your omens
And the mother we share will never keep your proud head from falling

Life in Color // OneRepublic

And just when I couldn’t run this race anymore
The sun bursts, clouds break
This is life in color

Sick of Losing Soulmates // Dodie Clark 

What the hell would I be, without you
Brave face talk so lightly, hide the truth

Other IGYTS playlists (not from me)

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anonymous asked:

can you write an imagine based off the song "shades of blue" by ashton edminster (pretty sure that's who it is lol, i'm half asleep) with jughead please? much love!!!

yeah sure! I’ll add it to the list

BREAK THE DISTANCE - For your best friends; The ones who live 800 miles away. [Listen Here]

Break The Distance//Ashton Edminster - Jet Lag//Simple Plan - Me Without You//Loick Essien - Oath//Cher Lloyd - Clique//Kanye West - Don’t Let Me Go//Harry Styles - Photograph//Ed Sheeran - Hey Thanks//The Wonder Years - Through The Dark//One Direction - Stay With Me//Sam Smith - From Eden//Hozier - Fear The Future//Emma Blackberry - Home//Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros

Playlist For Nagisa!

Here ya go, Nagisa! If you want anything changed, send us an ask! I had a tiny bit of trouble with the songs, as I don’t think there’s many out there like White Lie, but I hope this is still good! -Mod Celestia


Can’t Sleep Love - Pentatonix 

Haven’t Met You Yet - Michael Buble 

Riptide - Vance Joy

Pompeii - Bastille 

Fools - Troye Sivan

New Americana - Halsey

Like I’m Gonna Lose You - Meghan Trainor ft. John Legend

Break The Distance - Ashton Edminster


Calming Playlist by AUideas

We’ve put together a calming playlist for you all to enjoy - we hope you like it!

  1. Papo & Yo: “Liberation (La Muerte de Papo)”
  2. Detektivbyrån: “Nattoppet”
  3. Ruth B: “Lost Boy”
  4. CocoRosie: “Lemonade”
  5. Ashton Edminster: “Break The Distance”
  6. Tori Amos: “Silent All These Years”
  7. Epcot | China: “Reflections of China”
  8. Danny Schmidt: “This Too Shall Pass”
  9. WDW: “Soarin'”
  10. Sleep Party People: “I’m Not Human At All”

Hey guys this is my cover of Ashton Edminster ’ s Break the Distance!! I hope you like it !! And if you do don’t forget to subscribe and share!! Oh and comment if you like too♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡