I’ll have you know I’m still deeply fond of that au.
You know I wonder if originally Fred was the one who was going to be framed for the murder. But after seeing the onscreen chemistry between Cole&Skeet, they went with FP instead. I think in a Youtube video RAS kinda explains why Jughead gets heavy drama, and it seems it's because of Cole&Skeet's magical onscreen chemistry. I believe originally it was going to be Barfchie&Archie&Fred. But after seeing the chemistry between Cole&Lili/Cole&Skeet, they went with Bughead/FP&Jughead instead.