A Bughead fic
Summary: Jughead attends a Riverdale High party with Betty, but his new Serpent status makes things a little more complicated
A/n: There’s a read more line! Sorry if you’re on mobile, it was just too long
Jughead approached the house with caution, his hand tightening around Betty’s a little more with each step. Music blared from the windows, a few people loitering on the lawn.
“It’s okay if we need to leave Jug. Really.” Betty’s doe eyes shone with concern, sensing his apprehension.
“No, of course we’re not leaving.” Jughead did his best to reassure her, sending a weak smile her way, “We’re already here, no way we’re turning back now.”
She smiled at him, an obvious relief at his response flashing across her face before regaining her composure.
“Okay. But if you need to leave just say the word and we’ll go.”
Jughead’s stomach twisted into knots as they crossed the threshold of the door. Almost immediately, he felt something crush beneath his step. Looking down, he saw it was an abandoned red solo cup and sighed. This was going to be a long night.
“Betty! Jughead!” Veronica’s voice rang out above the thumping bass. She practically tackled Betty, forcing Betty and Jughead’s hands apart.
Betty laughed as she hugged Veronica, her smile wide with delight. “Hi V! How’s it going?”
“Ohmygoodness B,” Veronica’s eyes grew wide, “You have already missed so much! I really have to tell you about…” her eyes flickered to Jughead, voice dropping significantly, “that thing we talked about earlier? C’mon, let’s get you a drink and I’ll tell you everything. Jug, you don’t mind if I steal her away for a minute, right?”
Jughead felt a fresh wave of panic surge in his chest as Betty and Veronica looked at him expectantly.
“Of course not.” He tried his best to sound convincing. “You two have fun.”
“Great thaaaaanks!” Veronica yelled over her shoulder, already taking Betty’s hand and dragging her toward the kitchen. Betty shot Jughead one last look of affection before turning to follow.