Jughead Jones x Reader: Stick With Me
Hey 😊 Can I request a Jughead x Reader, where Reggie is picking on Jughead and the reader is standing up for him and Reggie is confused, because he and the reader used to be very close and after the incident Jughead thanks her for doing this for him which leads to both of them confessing their feelings for each other and fluffy fluff and aaaw! Thanks in advance ❤
A/N: Sorry not posting for a while having a bit of writers block, hope you guys like it. Hope I lived up to the requestors vison, I’m finally having some breathing time from uni so I hope to upload more requests this week also update my masterlist and tag list.
Summary: Reggie and reader had a falling out and now you are best friends with Betty, Veronica, Archie, Kevin, and Jughead. Reader has a crush on Jughead.
Warnings: Pretty sure it has like one curse word.
Growing up in Riverdale wasn’t easy, but you couldn’t complain. You had loyal friends and hard working parents that provided for you.
Being from Riverdale meant you knew everyone from the small town and they knew you.
These days were a bit drama filled only because you were a high school student.
You used to part of the River Vixens Cheryl’s cheerleading squad. You recently quit when you had a falling out with one of your best friends Reggie Mantle. He was the only reason you joined the squad. Being in the squad gave you an excuse to go see your best friend Reggie play knowing your overprotective parents would never let you go to every single game unless you actually had to go.
You thought about staying to keep supporting him, but it just didn’t feel the same so the last game you cheered was the memorial pep rally game for Jason Blossom and you broke the news to Cheryl.
Days passed, you went on with your normal life. Riverdale a bit gloomier since the tragic murder of Jason. With a murderer on the loose your parents accepted your resignation of the team as you lied that you just didn’t feel safe out there. A bit of that was true, but now you no longer had Reggie to protect you either.
You told Betty about your falling out with Reggie since she was your other best friend and she introduced you to her friends. You knew them, but they weren’t big fans of Reggie so you didn’t gain their friendship quickly unlike the new girl Veronica who quickly accepted you.
Time passed and they became like your second family. You were close to them, you could tell them anything, you even helped Jughead with his novel.
Maybe that’s why people say “you win some you lose some.”
They were amazing company and you even became super close with Jughead. Which you were kind of hoping to hit off with him because you secretly had a crush on the brooding novelist.
You’d spend endless nights with him at Pops Diner, and you felt a different safeness with him. He made the butterflies in your stomach do flips and you couldn’t help but smile whenever he was so into his typing he wouldn’t notice your excessive stares. Although you never have the guts to tell him, this was perfect for now.
“So do you think you’ll ever join the squad again?” Betty asked linked in arms with Veronica.
“Yeah, from what I heard you were amazing” Veronica added
“Sorry guys it’s just not a passion anymore” you stated with a small smile.
They gave you smiles and you made your way to an empty hallway.
As you turned you saw though, that it wasn’t empty at all.
Reggie and his Goonies had Jughead pinned to the lockers.
You couldn’t believe your eyes, it was the end of the school day, so there were no teachers to call to put Reggie in his place.
You knew you had to do something, Jughead was your friend.
Although Veronica and Betty weren’t much help, they stood at the end of the hall frozen as you made your way to Reggie.
“Reggie what the fuck!” you yelled anger burning inside of you “put Jug down”
“Why do you care?” Chuck claimed with a devilish smirk.
“He’s my friend and I bet he didn’t do anything to you guys” you spat back as Moose fist was still holding Jughead’s shirt in a fist as Jughead kept his eyes on the floor.
“And you’re so sure?” Reggie finally spoke up.
“Yes, I believe in my friends” you said coldly trying to get a reaction out him, but he just got his guys and walked away.
Jughead fixed himself up as Betty and Veronica came to check up on him.
“You okay Jug?” Betty chimed in as he nodded and you followed Reggie to talk to him about his comment.
“Hey Reg!” you called as he turned your way.
“What now (Y/N)?” Reggie answered.
“Um can we talk?” you pled as he waved off his posse.
“Did Jughead do anything?” you questioned the tall football player.
“Why would you ask me?”
“You were my friend once too, I want to hear your side”
“No he didn’t do anything. Chuck wanted to bug him, I just said that to bother you” Reggie said as Betty, Veronica and Jughead made their way out of the school.
“That’s your cue, bye (Y/N)” Reggie waved.
Later on you met with Jughead at Pops.
“How you doing?” you sled on Jughead’s side of the booth.
“I’m okay, wasn’t the first time you know” Jug kept his eyes on his laptop.
“Sorry about it, Reggie can be difficult” you gave him a smile.
“How’d you do it?” Jughead asked glancing your way.
“You know, hung around him for so long”
“oh uh- he’s not what he shows the world, he’s actually very sweet, just he lets other ruin him I guess, I really am sorry about him, I’ll try to talk to him” you answered hoping that one day you would be able to fix your differences with Reggie.
“No it’s not Jug, you don’t deserve this” you retorted facing him as he grabbed you by the hand.
“I’m the guy, I’m the one who’s supposed to protect you” Jughead proclaimed and you smiled.
“Oh Jug, it’s the 21st century, I think it’s at least fair you let me speak to Reggie and then we can protect each other” he nodded the proximity between you guys becoming very closed until he cupped your check and planted a kiss your lips.
The butterflies in your stomach came to a halt, suddenly everything went dark and it felt like it was just you and Jughead and no one else to bother you. It was the moment you had been waiting for, your lips in sync with his and you were surprised but ecstatic that Jughead returned the way you felt about him.
“How about I just stick with you and you stick with me against the hierarchy that is Riverdale High, what do you say (Y/N) want to stick with me?” Jughead encouraged as he placed his arm around your shoulders.
“I’ll stick with you Jug” you answered placing a quick kiss on his cheeks.