Jughead & Reader: Tribulations
Summary: Frustrated that your best friend Jughead stood you up to be with Betty again, you decided to tell him how you really feel. But then he surprised you with something completely unexpected.
Requested by: anonymous
Listen to: Save Me - Muse
The sound of the clock ticking away the seconds agitated you to a point of irrationality. Everyone at the surrounding booths were talking to their friends, significant others, or family members. They talked about the weather, the Riverdale football game tomorrow night, and the new special Pop created on his newly made neon sign out front. You, however, were sitting alone, talking to no one while staring at the clock that mocked your patience.
It was 7:16. Jughead was supposed to meet you at 6:30 to have dinner before heading to the new bookstore that opened just outside of town. The two of you planned to rummage their gently used bins to find the pieces missing in your classics collections. However, it seemed that you would either have to tough it out and go alone or not go at all.
With a huff of annoyance, you grabbed your coat from the inside of the booth and put it on, checking around the diner once more to make sure he didn’t just walk in. When the faces around were unfamiliar to you, you paid your bill then set off. The frustration you felt was unbearable.
“Hey!” A voice called from the street. You lifted your head and saw Archie walking towards you with Veronica by his side. “What’s up? Did you already have dinner?”
You shoved your hands in your pockets to shield your exposed skin from the winter chill. “I’m just leaving,” you said.
Veronica looked at you with a confused expression. “I thought you and Jughead were meeting here for dinner tonight. Isn’t that what you told me?”
Archie looked at her, shaking his head. “I just saw Betty and Jug at her place a few minutes ago.”