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WILDFIRE- Jughead x Female Reader

Hi there! This is my first fan fiction EVER! I would love feedback, but idk if I can take the hate LOL

Description: After disappearing for over a year (you can decide where you were), the reader makes an appearance at Pop’s one night. The gang notices who it is and they all question her about where she has been, but she isn’t ready to tell them quite yet. 

Warnings: swearing, angst, mention of suicide, kinda fluffy, and my first fanfic so it’s probably going to SUCK!

Key: H/L= hair length, H/C= hair color, E/C= eye color, Y/N= your name, Y/L/N= your last name, Y/N/N= your nickname (everyone prob knows this but whatever)

PART 1  ||  PART 2  ||  PART 3

The bright tangerine sun had almost finished setting behind the hills that belonged to the Riverdale Valley. Its light grasped ahold of whatever it could reach as it faded into the shadows that became another chilly September night. A girl, whose hair was (H/L) and (H/C), slowly wandered towards one of the little town’s most popular attractions, Pop’s Chock’Lit Shoppe, located just along Riverdale’s only set of railroad tracks.The familiar neon lights shone just as bright as they did over a year ago, when the girl first left town. Her (E/C) eyes absorbed the warm, colorful glow of the diner’s light the closer she approached it. The breeze gently kissed her face as her sneakers kicked a couple rocks on the cement parking lot. She wasn’t surprised to see only a few cars surrounded the little building at this time of night.

Suddenly, her heart skipped a beat. She saw a familiar blonde girl that sat next to a brunette boy, while across the table was an unknown black-haired girl with dark makeup, a recognizable ginger jock, and a raven-haired prince that wore a beanie on his head like a crown. There, in her regular old booth were the people she was most looking forward, and at the same time, dreading to see. Their laughs and smiles made the other lights seem dim as (Y/N) watched them through the window. They were too focused on the current conversation to notice the door bells ring, signaling that another customer had entered the building.

(Y/N) quickly took a seat at the counter, trying her best to avoid looking at her once close companions who were seated on the opposite side of the restaurant. She rapidly tapped her fingers on the counter while her body started to fill with anxiety, and her eyes looked up at the clock which hung on the wall in front of her. 10:47 PM. Her thoughts were running wild now. Would they see her? What would they say? Would they let her back in with open arms or banish her from their memories all over again? Her mind quickly came back into focus as Pop Tate casually reached her spot at the counter, his smile stretched across his face when he realized who he was talking to.

“Well, well, well… If it isn’t little Miss (Y/L/N). It’s been awhile since I’ve seen your bright, shining face around town. How are you, kid?”

She chuckled at the old man. “I’m great, Pop. How are you doing?”

“I’m better now that one of my regulars is finally back in town. I knew that you wouldn’t be gone for good.”

“Yeah, it’s good to be back.” (Y/N) replied, “I really missed Riverdale, and I especially missed one of your world famous milkshakes. Could I have a chocolate one To Go, please?” she asked while reaching through her purse to find a couple dollars.

Pop just laughed and put his hand on top of her purse. “Put your money away, it’s on the house.”

She smiled, putting the money back in her wallet. “Thanks, Pop.”

“Are you sure you don’t want to stay? You only just got here.”

“Yeah, I have some stuff to do. But, I’ll be in again sometime soon.”

“Sounds good, kid. I’ll get that milkshake for you.” He said turning away from the (H/C) girl.

“It’s really nice to have you back, Miss (Y/L/N).”

“Thanks, I’m glad I’m back too.”

From across the diner, black-haired girl looked up from her food and stared at the unfamiliar teenager that sat on a diner stool, talking to Pop.

“Wow, she’s a sight for the eyes… How come I haven’t seen her around?” she said, getting the blonde girl’s attention.

Betty frowned. “Haven’t seen who?”

“Her…” Veronica pointed one of her perfectly manicured fingers towards the mystery girl. Betty and the brunette boy, Kevin, turned their heads to get a better look at who Veronica was talking about.

The red-head, named Archie, squinted, trying to put a name to a familiar face. “She looks very familiar.” He announced.

As for the raven-haired beanie boy, he didn’t even bother looking up and just casually kept typing away on his laptop, showing no interest in the new topic that was captivating the rest of the gang, only until Betty whispered something under her breath that was barely audible.

“Oh. My. God. Guys, look!”

“Is that who I think it is?” Kevin asked.

Archie’s eyes widened. “No.. I-It can’t be.”

The beanie boy’s head flew up with curiosity and stared at the gorgeous girl at the counter. He couldn’t believe his eyes. There was only one other girl that he knew of that was as beautiful as her. Then it hit him, like a sudden bullet to the heart. It was a fatal feeling of a thousand emotions that shot and overwhelmed his body. He could barely manage the words that silently came out of his quivering mouth, “it’s (Y/N) (Y/L/N).”

There was a unanimous gasp from the other teenagers, except for Veronica, who was even more confused than before. “Who’s (Y/N) (Y/L/N)?”

“I thought she was dead.” Kevin told them while turning his head back to the group.

“Well, apparently not.” Archie replied, not moving his eyes away from the girl.  

Betty looked back at Jughead whose mouth was practically on the floor.

Veronica groaned, “Can someone just tell me what the hell is going on?”

Everyone ignored her question and continued to stare in awe at (Y/N).

A drink in a large plastic cup was placed in front of her as she thanked Pop Tate once again.

“Should we go talk to her?” Betty anxiously asked the other teenagers who were thinking the exact same thing.

Archie thought, “Well, we should be careful. We don’t exactly know what she’s been through… When people suddenly disappear, it’s not usually for a good reason.”

Soon, (Y/N) stood up from the stool and slowly made her way to the door, leaving Pop’s once again. Jughead replayed the same exact scene in his head that occurred a year ago, the same girl casually exiting the diner with a milkshake in her hand, and next thing they knew, she left without a word and didn’t reappear for over a year. There was no way that he could lose his best friend a second time.

Without even thinking, Jughead climbed over the seat into the booth behind them.

“Jug-,” Archie questioned, “where are you going?”

Jughead looked back at his friends with a stern glare. “I don’t know about you guys, but,-” he paused and sighed. “I… I can’t lose her again.”

And with that, he swiftly walked towards the girl with the rest of the gang not far behind.

(Y/N) was just about to put her hand on the door, when she heard a familiar voice call her name.


Okay this got… sort of out of control and took on a rambly craziness of its own, but here it is, the high school au funtimes:

So we start off with Jupiter, who is of course the normal high school girl in the not-so-normal high school who just wants to, you know, do normal teenage stuff and have a normal teenage existence and hopefully get good grades and maybe go to a few parties and maybe get a nice boyfriend, or something, alright, but she soon comes head to head with the Abrasaxes, teenage royalty a bizarre group of kids who are the children of Seraphi Abrasax, an incredibly famous local business tycoon. Seraphi has three kids, each a year apart (Jupiter wonders what she was thinking having three kids back to back like that, as do many others, especially since Seraphi Abrasax never seems to age, like, ever, and it freaks everyone in town out a little bit), and nobody knows who their father is, not even the Abrasax kids, who are afraid to ask and frankly, don’t really care because when you have a mom like Seraphi a second parent just doesn’t seem that important.

First is Balem, a senior and on track to become valedictorian. Anyone who might have challenged him in this title gave up the fight in kindergarten probably because it is just so obviously going to go to Balem. He’s super intense, and Jupiter while doesn’t have many run ins with him initially, the whole school talks about Balem constantly, and there’s all kinds of crazy rumors about him that Jupiter is just plain scared to even consider the majority of.  He’s president of half a dozen clubs, and actually shows up to all the meetings, much to the surprise of everyone really, including the teachers, because Balem has a way of making people think his entire continued existence is both a true gift to everyone and also an incredible effort on his part, which can be said about the majority of teenagers, but Balem manages to turn such histrionics into true art form. He’s also on the tennis team for some reason, which is just…weird, for everyone involved, and he’s not even captain, he just seems to really enjoy being able to play and scream at the same time.  When Seraphi doesn’t attend his matches he throws a fit, though this is usually done in private and is only known about to a select few, but of course someone (probably Titus) started a rumor about it years ago, so now very very brave students occasionally whisper “mommy’s boy” behind his back.

Kalique is a junior and is smooth, cool, fashionable, pretty much everything you’d expect from Queen Bee of the school.  She was captain of the cheerleading squad in middle school but now sees such pursuits as beneath her, so she captains the swim team in high school and there’s few weird rumors about her liking to swim in the school pool in the nude, but there’s yet to be any substantial proof of this. She’s dated quite a few people, but nobody seems to be good enough Kalique Abrasax, plus she’s growing annoyed by the fact that her and Titus have dated more and more of the same people (Balem doesn’t date, as he thinks it’s a waste of time, though there are a couple of students who are inexplicably–the tragedy of human existence is sometimes impossible to understand, after all–deeply in love with him.)  Unlike her older brother Kalique is not entirely academically gifted, though she seems to breeze through her classes with a bored sort of ease, and ends up as Jupiter’s physics lab partner.  For the first entire half the year Kalique gets Jupiter to do all the work without Jupiter even realizing it, though when she does she is Pissed and tells Kalique off, which is crazy because nobody ever tells Kalique Abrasax anything, even some of the teachers have a mild sort of unease about assigning her homework.

Titus Abrasax as a sophomore has somehow managed to rule the school in a way that even his brother and sister don’t.  He’s dated, like, everyone, like Jupiter is pretty sure everyone in the school has had some sort of romantic involvement with Titus Abrasax at some point, even that Caine guy, who we will get to next.  How he has managed this in such a short period of time is unknown; everyone is fairly certain he attends most of his classes, and he never seems to get detentions for any absences or tardies he might have accrued while chasing his next target, though it is possible that Balem and Kalique have been quietly covering up for him (the siblings relationship is, unsurprisingly, incredibly complicated and unknowable and impossible to understand, and Jupiter doesn’t want to begin to try, but they seem to look out for each other, at least when other, lesser beings are involved). Titus doesn't do extracurricular activities, probably because making out with the entire school is a full time job, but someone overheard Balem telling him that if he doesn’t pick out something that he can put on his college application soon Seraphi is going to disown him, which is an exaggeration–probably.

And then there is Caine, who is just a mess, really.  Jupiter meets him one day when she’s fed up with this school and its Abrasax family freak show, and being sixteen-year-old Jupiter Jones, finds his oddities endearing, but I’m gonna be straight with you guys: Caine is a tragically typical piece of teenage work. The first notable thing about Caine is his size, because he looks like a full grown man in high school, and not just any full grown man, a really well put together full grown man, which will certainly work to his advantage later in life, but surrounded by a bunch of still-growing teens, he looks a little odd and out of place, and people seem to naturally gravitate away from him because of that. Second is the eye liner, because wow, Caine wears a lot of eye liner, like Balem and Titus have been known to raid Kalique’s make up drawer, but by virtue of being Cool Rich Kids they pull it off flawlessly (by teenage standards), and more importantly, without anybody saying anything.  For Caine, it unfortunately only labels him as more of a freak, and for people who knew him in elementary school there’s the uncomfortable memory of when he liked to bite people constantly, so that doesn’t really help his reputation either.  He also roller blades to school, and he doesn’t even live that close, like he should probably take the bus, but no, Caine Wise wakes up at 5am every morning just so he can roller blade to school, which immediately disqualifies him from being able to cozy in with the weird skater punks, because honestly, nobody should like skating that much.

And so Caine is a weird loner and Jupiter is tired of doing Kalique’s homework, knowingly or not, and they spend their time trying to figure out how to they can mess with the Abrasaxes as much as possible, and of course, because Caine is a simple creature of simple pleasures, teaching Jupiter how to skate. Jupiter gets an internship working for Seraphi, or, more accurately, sort of accidentally starts working at Abrasax Industries one day when she shows up for a study session with Kalique (because really, that girl is going to contribute something to this lab partnership one day, even if Jupiter has to nearly stalk her) and everybody starts to assume that she’s Seraphi–which again, Jupiter thinks, is really weird, how does the Abrasaxes’ mom manage to be confused with a teenager. She is hired by Madame Abrasax herself because she thinks Jupiter “has good potential” after watching her finally get fed up with telling everyone she’s not really Seraphi and starts ordering them around.  This, of course, messes with all three Abrasaxes’ heads terribly, but especially Balem’s, who begins to think that Jupiter is moving in on his territory (”what does that even mean?” Jupiter asks Caine repeatedly) and so Balem and Jupiter start going head to head on a number of issues, which is really annoying, especially since Jupiter hasn’t yet completely worked out the whole “Kalique uses me as a free ride to an A in physics” thing, nor has she gotten Titus to stop hitting on me I look like your mom dude that’s gross (Titus, somehow, doesn’t see it).  Balem, who somehow finds time to work at Abrasax Industries after school even between studying, being president of everything, and reasonably good at tennis, tries to force Jupiter out of her job, and Jupiter, who didn’t particularly care about the job at first, finds herself not wanting to give into Balem, and that she actually has begun to enjoy Seraphi’s line of work– whatever the hell that is, she’s still not totally sure but it makes her feel better that Balem doesn’t seem to completely know either.

Caine, meanwhile, is wanted by, like, every sports team in school, mostly because he’s so huge (seriously, was he held back? everyone asks, once the weird eye liner skating kid starts popping up on everyone’s radar now that he’s involved with Jupiter Jones, that girl who looks like the Abrasax lady and Balem loathes (also the only one who won’t date Titus, which the rest of the school is relieved by because they too realize how obviously creepy it is.)) The coaches at school have actually always wanted Caine on their various teams, probably since he showed up as a 6′ freshman, but Caine has this inferiority complex a mile wide and believes nobody wants him, for anything, ever, and all these guys trying to recruit him are just doing it as some sort of elaborate, long running joke.  It is only after ending up in Vice Principal Tsing’s office for getting into fights with that motorcycle chick and her gang (”I have no idea what their problem with me is!” and Tsing sighs, because indeed, she too has no idea what those kids’ problem is with anyone) that she finally manages to begin to make Caine think he is actually worth something, and recommends him to Coach Stinger, who coaches the hockey team.  Caine only has a minor moment of horror before Jupiter and Coach Stinger manage to convince him that ice skating can be just as much fun as roller skating, and this way you get to run into people, which Caine admittedly loves, because he’s sort of a scrappy guy at heart (he may have said some things to egg on motorcycle chick and her gang, which Tsing realized and decided to attempt to channel into something more productive) plus he really loves the way Jupiter looks at him when he’s in his hockey gear.

By the end of the year Balem has graduated, to the relief of pretty much everyone, and gone off to college, but he still comes back on holidays to scream about how Jupiter is stealing his rightful position at the company. Kalique still hasn’t lifted a finger to help in physics labs, but Jupiter gets a better grade in the class than her so she decides to count it as a victory. Titus hasn’t gotten Jupiter to date him yet, and has started to take it sort of weirdly, like, why does everyone think it’s so gross that he wants to date her? Caine has lost three teeth but is incredibly happy, not to mention can finally apply eye liner much nicer, thanks to Jupiter’s tutelage. Jupiter doesn’t think she has much of a future at Abrasax Industries, and Seraphi has mused over selling it before her kids can takeover, as they, she thinks, are far better suited for other professions, but she is also concerned about what this company is doing to her, and what it might do to them, but Jupiter, oblivious to all this, just wants to hang out with her hot awesome boyfriend.  And on that note, I haven’t really gotten into the nitty gritty details of Jupiter and Caine’s courtship, but it’s probably too painful to consider for very long, as while Jupiter is a girl who generally knows how to go after what she wants, Caine’s transformation into a guy who skates even more now, just on ice, and hits people for sport instead is really only small step in a better direction, and it probably took considerable effort on Jupiter’s part to get him to come around to the whole idea, even if he too was crazily into her.

aspiring musician!calum always remembers those who slowly paved a pathway to his steadily new career, and working at the music shop was just what he needed to get a kick start to it. All the people who gave him pointers on what to do better, all those people who said he’s wasting away when he had a perfectly good chance at being a professional footballer, all those people who applauded him for his efforts, all those people who claimed he was never gonna make, but especially all those people who believed, he remembered them the most, especially you. He remembered you always clapped for him after a small performance as kids, even though back then it was all for jokes and fun. He remembered you telling him that he was super good and was gonna be famous no doubt. He remembered how you both got so giggly after that he asked his mum if she would buy you two ice cream at the local ice cream parlor shop. He remembered that day he got his own guitar and immediately called you from pure excitement, telling you to come over as soon as possible. He remembered all the bloody fingers and callouses it took just to learn how to play one song and tune it properly by ear. He remembered how eager you were to hear him play his first song on the guitar and how your eyes sparkled as you watched him play. He remembered seeing you at his first performance at the cafe on open mic nights. He remembered the look on your face when he played your favorite song as his last one for the night. He remembered that little ounce of fame he got after that one performance; girls steadily came to his feet. He remembered how girls from your school came up to him more, usually interrupting your speech as they waved and said a ‘hello’ to him. He remembered how his covers on YouTube started getting more views, but not an extravagant amount. He remembered how his grades started to drop as he spent more time on music, while you urged him to maintain at least a B average. He remembered how you got into a small argument on your weekly Friday movie nights when you started talking about college and he said he was gonna stick with music, but you argued that plan wasn’t the best of choices. He remembered flustered you looked when you stated reasons why he should stay instead of going abroad. He remembered how serene you looked when he compromised and said he’d stay for a couple of years and if he didn’t get as much attention by then, he’ll stay and start college. He remembered all the rain checks you promised on hanging out with him because you had ‘other plans.’ He remembered how you didn’t show up until mid-performance to one of his at the pub, but you had company with you. He remembered all the songs he’s been writing, mainly the stupid love songs with a special person in particular. He remembered how soon the year was ending and his Christmas present to you wouldn’t be sealed with your new significant other in your life, so he decided to distance himself from you for some time. He remembered on New Year’s Eve how you didn’t have a date, so he stayed with you the whole night, just catching up on each other’s lives, and you admitted the person he saw you with wasn’t anyone to be worrying about, because that person knew you had eyes for someone else. He remembered the tingly feeling in his tummy when he asked if you wanted to dance and you gladly said yes, and held his hand. He remembered how you wanted to talk about his music career since you’ve been AWOL in his life for a bit. He remembered how tunnel vision got to him and imagined it was only you and him in the room dancing. He remembered how serene you looked as you rested your head on his chest while he quietly sang the lyrics of the song to you. He remembered all the butterflies that came when you gave him a hug and kiss on the cheek as a good bye for the night, but he just thought his mind was being silly, because you’re not supposed to like your best friend, right? He remembered how fast the school year came to an end and how you both got accepted into universities within relatively close proximity. He remembered how school was too much, so he dropped out after the first semester, and maybe that time away from school could help him get back in tune with music again. He remembered that he never told you that he moved away to start over and hopefully his music career would advance with a new job at a music store. He remembered how you were that silly, cute little kid who loved the swings and had a habit of being just a little clumsy as he heard your favorite song play as a little kid play on the speakers. I guess you could say it was a coincidence that while Calum was reminiscing, you just happened to be in the same city, heading to the music shop. And when he heard the bell ring from the door opening, he immediately saw you, his jaw dropped because it was you, his best friend since the start of school. He remembered how you always had this certain attribute that made you so cute and bubbly as a child, and you still have it, despite all these years you’ve seemed to grown up. But now, you have this certain glow upon you, your beauty simply radiating off you. Calum couldn’t tell if he was nervous or excited to see you because it felt like his heart was beating so fast and the butterflies in his stomach started coming back, so he admired you from afar, taking in how beautiful and lovely you look even though, you probably rushed into the store because it was cold as hell outside since winter was starting soon. Although, after searching for that one CD, you headed towards the register once retrieving it and spotted him looking at you. While blushing, you chuckled before saying, “Hey there, stranger. How are you?” And in return, he smiled wide and responded, “I’m good, just catching up with an old friend.”