Rikyako’s addiction to sour things is well-documented. She talked about her intense love of vinegar and her addiction to umeboshi (pickled plums that are known for being very sour and salty) back in 2016 when she was interviewed on “KaneTomo Seiyuu Laboratory”:
Kaneda: I don’t understand why you like pouring vinegar on everything.
Rikyako: (genuinely shocked) HUH? You don’t?!
Rikyako: I love that feeling when your throat dries up from the sourness~ ♥
summary: Jughead was supposed to be the one that got away. He wasn’t supposed to feel the flames licked at his feet, the rattling sound of a snake moving through grass; rubber on the road, blood on the tongue, a whispered eulogy to the quiet little boy who just liked his books.
Or, he gets himself in over his head with a bet and a drag race, it’s the first time he sees his girlfriend since she’s broken up with him—and he doesn’t know what he’s feeling, except that he’s feeling it all.
notes: about the amount of angst you might expect, but not all is lost. based on spoilers, speculative for 2.06. working through some of my thoughts in fic form.
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A drag race.
Like a fucking idiot, he had agreed to a drag race. And, well, there were a few problems with that.
One, he doesn’t have a license. This one is probably the least of his worries, given his new affiliations with certain notorious gangs. And he technically can drive, if one counted slapstick attempts at it at midnight in a grocery store parking lot.
Two, and rather much more glaringly, he doesn’t have a car.
Three, and the one that didn’t necessarily get him into this mess but certainly did not fucking help it along, he definitely shouldn’t have ever told his father about the Serpents.
But—he’d find out soon enough, and Jughead had thought it was information better delivered personally. He had expected the reaction he received; he just didn’t expect the consequences.
I didn’t know what type of fight you wanted so, it turned into fluff because I’m total and utter trash! It has a bad ending but that’s because I never wanted it to end. I hope you like it!
You got the text from Jughead around 4pm, that said to come over to his house. You almost didn’t go, due to the amount of homework you had, but at 4:18 pm you were already in his driveway. His parents weren’t home, as usual, so you just walked into the house.
“Jughead? What’s wrong?” You shouted, wandering around the house looking for your friend. You walked up the carpeted staircase and turned left into his room. There you saw him, sprawled out on the floor with his back leaning against the side of his bed. The cuts and bruises on his arms and face looked fresh and he seemed like he was in pain. You rushed over and crouched next to him, you leaned over grabbing his face carefully in your hands.
“Jug, what happened?” You asked, he turned his face in your hands so he could look you in the eyes, but he didn’t speak. His blue eyes were unreadable as he took in your features. “Was it Reggie?” You asked, but he still didn’t reply. He just closed his eyes and leaned his face against your palm. You slowly got up, “I’ll grab some meds.” You exited his room and into the bathroom. There you opened a cabinet and grabbed some pain killers and hydrogen peroxide for his cuts.
When you returned to his room, Jughead was trying to get up to do who knows what. You set the medicine down on his dresser and put your hands on your hips. He almost didn’t notice the look you were giving him, until you cleared your throat. His eyes landed on you, and despite the pain, he gave you a little smile. “You look cute when you’re pissed off.” If it wasn’t for the situation, you might’ve blushed harder, but you just looked at him. “Sit down, Jug.”
“I have to type. Just really quick.” He said as his limped over to his desk. It looked like he would fall at any second, so you walked over and guided him to his bed. “You can type later. But for now,” you said sitting him on his bed, “just sit.” He listened and didn’t move as you pressed a rag soaked in the peroxide to his cuts. He let out small hisses of pain to which you muttered ‘sorry.’ You weren’t sorry though, not really. He had been getting into fights whenever he could and you were tired of playing nurse with him afterwards. So after you had cleaned his cuts and made him down a few pain killers, you let him have it.
“This fighting with people needs to end! I’m tired of seeing you beat up like this.” You yelled, throwing your hands in the air. “You don’t understand, I did it for-”
“Your novel; I know, but that doesn’t justify it Jug!” You said, interrupting him. He looked up at you from his spot on his bed, blue eyes watching you intensely while you shouted at him. “What ever they said they said about your novel or you shouldn’t provoke you like this! Normally you wouldn’t even care so what-” He was on his feet now, a mere inches away from you. You became silent at the sudden closeness. “They weren’t bashing on me, Y/N.” His voice was in a deep whisper as he spoke, “They were saying ugly, horrible things about you and I wouldn’t have that. You out of all people, do not deserve that.” Before you could stop yourself, you wrapped your arms around his waist and drew him into a hug. He had to lean down to hug you properly, but he couldn’t have cared less. You felt tears behind your eyes, but fought them back. You managed to choke out, “I’m sorry, Jug,” and you meant it this time.
“Don’t be ridiculous,” he whispered, “it’s okay that you got mad at me. I was mad at me.” He pulled back slightly and gestured to his face, “Like, I’m really bad at fighting, I was pissed I couldn’t defend you.” You let out a laugh and the tears you had been holding back fell onto your cheeks. He brushed them away the moment he saw them and fought the urge to kiss them away. You leaned in again, for another hug, and placed your head on his chest. His hand stroked your back soothingly and you were amazed by what a great friend he was to you. His ‘I-don’t-care’ attitude could be overwritten, just for you. That thought alone made you dangerously hopeful he liked you back. It stayed quiet a few moments longer, until you spoke up again. “Promise you won’t fight anymore?” You looked up at Jughead, and from this angle it looked like he was tired. “I can’t promise that Y/N, not if they keep making fun of you.” You swallowed hard at his words and thought about what to say next. You didn’t have to say anything though; Jughead was finished waiting and pushing his true feelings back. “It’s because I love you, that I can’t promise.” He whispered. You pulled back only enough to see his face, and saw the weight of his words in his eyes. Your lips curved into a smile and heat nipped at your cheeks.
“I love you too, Jug.” A small, but true smile crept it’s way to his lips. His hand came up to your jaw, then your cheek, resting it there. He leaned down and pressed a kiss to your forehead. “When do you have to go home?” He whispered, walking backwards and pulling you along with him. “Not for a while.” You murmured and Jughead nodded at he pulled you down to lay on his bed next to him. You smiled at him before carefully taking his hat off his head and running your fingers through his dark, thick hair. He closed his eyes and laid more comfortably beside you. He put one of his arms around your waist, pulling your side closer to his chest. You smiled at his actions and continued to play with his hair. “I’m crazy about you.” He murmured, kissing your cheek lazily. You let out a small laugh and watched as he fell asleep.
Its wild how every single Riverdale characters tag is actually just posts about Jughead no matter who you search for I literally just went to see what was in Jason blossoms tag just out of curiosity and it was all fucking Jughead posts that have no mention of any other characters
Prompt: hey darling! im in love with your imagines! is it possible to request a jughead x reader where the reader and jug are dating and jughead spends WAY too much time with betty (maybe bc of the blue&gold ?) the reader is jealous but jug is just amused by it? like he does the whole “awwww! is someone jealous?” kind of teasing? lol idk if that made any sense but if you figure out a way to write it that would be amazing! thank youuu
A/N: I took my time with this one and changed it a bit! I hope you like it. Requests are welcome!
You had a bag from Pop’s that you managed to go get for you and your boyfriend. Jughead’s been staying in the Blue and Gold room during lunch lately and you haven’t really spent any time together this week so you wanted to treat him to some burgers.
Stopping to see the door closed, you peaked in the little window to see Jug and Betty standing close with their backs turned towards you.
You reach to open the door and call for Jug when Betty leans her head on his shoulder and he wraps his arm around her. Your heart stops.
Jug never wraps his arm around you. Hell, He hates any PDA. Feeling a little upset, you turn and go find one of your other friends. Maybe Veronica would want some burgers.
aquarius intercepts thoughts conducted by past, present, and future spiritual beings. they use their marvellous mind to transform intuitive messages and different frequency dispatches into human language. aquarius cannot activate their wisdom and become a recluse. it can cause overriding feelings of separation and personal defectiveness. they may forget how to generate natural human responses because they become so secluded and cut off from their own emotions inside. air is a medium shared between all people, so the pyramids and puzzles that reside in the aquarius mind are made for sharing. when aquarius makes a discovery, it means that all of humanity takes a leap in consciousness. they need to connect and unify so that the mind can be frequently aired out and retain its human and social qualities. the further aquarius drifts from people the harder it becomes to communicate, relate, and innovate. the mind can become especially cruel and chaotic because it’s only conversing with itself and its own unique language. the aquarius water jug is made to be filled and poured. without human love and interraction the jug overflows, it can make the individual very confused, verbally stifled, incoherent dazed, difficult to follow in conversation and forgetful with practical matters. violentally high frequency of information is circulating inside, that cannot be truly understood alone, and becomes destructive space junk when not converted to something earthly. jesus was ascended came down to earth so he could deliver a message, to walk amongst the people and feel the ground. this is very much the mission of aquarius, to descend from the elevated esoteric electricity and bring the rain that hydrates the spiritual waters of man. to relinquish all comforts of heaven and stand on the ground with the people and raise them higher together. it can almost seem unnatural for the aquarius to be a constant, brightly lit social figure, they certainly do need to be alone so they can think and reflect, but they cannot disconnect completely or it can become an unpredictable, erratic, and lonely mental ordeal
“Take. It. Off.” Jughead demanded, prepared to tackle me.
“And if I don’t?” I giggled, fixing my hair so it’ll look well with his beanie. I heard him growl under his breath before he came at me. He tackled me on my bed, pinning my arms down, the beanie falling down to my floor. “Now that’s not far!” I said, struggling against his restraints.
“It’s not fair that you took my beanie.” He said, blue eyes staring into my E/C eyes. I leaned up and kissed him, diverting his attention, and flipped us over so I was on top. “Talk about ‘not fair’.”
“You started it,” I said, giggling. “And I’m gonna finish it.” I attack his sides with my hands, tickling him.
“That’s it!” He grabbed my wrist flipping us over yet again, by now both of us are on the edge of the bed, close to falling off. “I banish you from this bed.”
“You can’t kick me out! This is my bed!”
“Watch me,” he started tickling me, from my laughing and fighting him off, I slide off the bed and let out a little yelp.
“Jughead!” I yelled, he gripped onto my arms, and lowered me down to the floor slowly.
The panicked look on his face changed as he cracked a smile. “I kicked you off, didn’t I?”
“You butt!” I said, grabbing his beanie and throwing it at his chest, he brust out laughing, falling back into the bed.
Once his laughter died down, I speak up. “You know, the floor is a lot more comfortable, especially without you attacking me.”
“Then maybe I should come down there?”
“No! Stay up there, I’m enjoying my banishment.”
He chuckled, “I love you Y/N,” he peaked over my bed, looking down at me.
[Y/N] had, had enough. She couldn’t stand the one-sided
tension between herself and Jughead. She respected Jug enough to give him space
and time for this novel of his. She was thrilled about his idea and fully stood
by what he was trying to achieve. [Y/N] would always support Jughead in
everything he did because she absolutely loved him for who he was. She would
never dare try to change a single thing because that was what made Jughead,
But, this summer and the beginning of the school year was
driving her insane. She felt second best and despite knowing that Jug needed to
invest as much time as he needed into this novel, she just couldn’t’ stand
having one-sided conversations. [Y/N] needed to know if anything more was going
to come out of their odd relationship.
Nothing was ever talked about what they were, it just sort
of happened. It was known that [Y/N] was off limits to any boy in Riverdale and
not that Jughead had a line of girls waiting for him but it was clear who had
his attention. Even Archie and Betty never talked about it, it was just there.
A relationship built without words. But, [Y/N] needed answers. She could deal
with the little notions of affection Jug would throw in her direction. In fact,
she loved it. She loved that Jughead would reach across the table and gently grab
her hand and hold it while he reread paragraph after paragraph; running his
thumb over the top of her hand while she worked on her homework or read a book. She especially loved it when he’d just look at her and cup her face and press his warm lips against hers. Or when he’d gently bump into her on their way to her house and swiftly fit her
hand inside his. And even the moments when he’d finally put his laptop away and
they’d binge watch horror movies and pull her into his chest.
No words. Just actions. And [Y/N] could live with that. But
being blatantly ignored and feeling as if she was talking to a brick wall, just
wasn’t cutting it. She couldn’t sleep at night thinking that everything she had
tried to talk to Jughead about, he didn’t even hear. It was frustrating because
she was a human being that wanted to talk out her feelings. Express her
everlasting love she had for him and wanting to know if he felt the same.
The tone in her voice snapped Jug from his thoughts, tearing
his eyes from his screen. His brows furled as he looked at her standing in the
doorway of the Blue and Gold news room. “[Y/N]?”
Stepping inside, she flickered a look towards Betty who gave
her a concerned look. [Y/N] was never stern, and it was odd that she sounded
so. “Could you give us a minute, Betty?”
Betty nodded, ruffling around and gathering papers to sort
through in another room. “Of course, [Y/N]. Um, I’ll be back later.” Zipping by
her friend, she exited the room.
“We need to talk.” [Y/N] said with the same tone as before,
she was fidgeting with her fingers, trying to figure out her next words. It was
now or never.
Jughead chose to ignore her strange behavior, “I really can’t,
I’m finishing up the last few pages of this chapter.” Turning his focus back
onto his laptop, his fingers started typing away. “You understand.” He spoke
quickly before diving back into it.
An irritated sigh came from her lips as she turned around
and shut the door. Slamming it loud enough to catch Jughead’s attention again.
Turning to face him, she crossed her arms across her chest. “That’s the thing,
Jug. Your novel is exactly what I want to talk about.”
Sensing that [Y/N] was as serious as her tone, he turned in
his chair to face her. Nodding, he motioned towards the air. “Okay, shoot.”
“Am I second best to it?” She asked, her voice faltering a
little. Her eyes were drilling into his, glossed over from feeling the emotion
building inside her.
“What? No.” His eyes squinted, slightly shocked she asked. “What
does that even mean, [Y/N]?”
“Second best, Jughead. Am I a less adequate, less desirable
“Why would even ask me that, [Y/N]?”
Tears were brimming her eyes, taking a deep breath, she
walked over towards him. Pulling a chair right in front of him. She sat down,
her heart sinking further into her chest. Afraid to venture into this
conversation. “Jughead, I love this novel of yours. I think it’s great, and if
anyone is going to write about this town, it’s you. No one else could ever pull
it off like you will.” Pressing her lips together, she looked up at the cracked
ceiling. “But, it seems like that’s all you ever do. We used to talk to Jug.
Talk all night about everything and anything. And when we would, I forgot where
I was for the moment. All that mattered was that you and I were together. And that
one day we would leave this town together and embark on this adventure away
from Riverdale. But, I feel like you don’t feel the same.”
Jughead took in her words, analyzing them in his head.
Taking in her hurt tone and trying to understand them. Was he invested in his
novel, of course. Did he want to make [Y/N] feel like she was second best? Absolutely
not. As much as he was a fluid with his words on paper, speaking them out loud
was a different story. Jughead wasn’t normally one to shy away from voicing his
opinion or putting his two sense in something he shouldn’t. But when it came to
[Y/N], she took the literal words straight from his mouth and put them in a
blender. He could never express what he felt other than by just showing her
what she meant to him.
“Can you say something, Jug?”
Biting his lip, he looked down at his hands. “I don’t know
what you want me to say, [Nickname].”
Sucking in hair, she ran both hands through her hair. “I
want you tell me what you feel, Jug. I want to know what you truly think of me.
If I’m just crazy and think what we have is more than what it really is. You
write so beautifully, Jughead. I’ve read your stuff and for someone who’s so
elegantly articulate, you never use them with me. I want you to use your words,
Jug.” Her voice was breaking and it pained Jughead to see her so upset. How did
he not see this coming? How could he have been so blind?
“[Y/N],” He started, his mouth pursed as he tried to pick
the perfect words from the garden in his brain. “We function without words.
That’s how it’s always been. I couldn’t tell you when we started us, because in
a way we were always us. Just somewhere along the line, you and I delved into
different world and never left. It worked. I shouldn’t have to tell you that I
care about you, [Y/N]. It’s written clear as day on my face when I kiss your
Closing her eyes, she bowed her head. “That’s the point. We
never talked about us and maybe we should have because I’m so confused, Jug.”
His brows knitted together, the wrinkle along his forehead
becoming more defined. “What are you confused about, [Y/N]?”
Looking at him in his eyes, she calmly asked. “Is your novel
more important then what we have?”
Jughead hesitated, the words getting caught in his throat. Closing
his mouth, he shook his head. “No.”
“Oh, Juggie.” She breathed, a tear falling from her eye. “If
you had to think, then I know my answer.”
“What do you want me to do, [Y/N]! This is who I am, you
knew this before you dived head first into my dark waters. I am not the only
one to blame for this.”
Standing up, [Y/N] whimpered out. “I want you to fight for
me, Jug. I want you to tell me I’m being crazy and that this-whatever I’m
feeling will pass. That you’ll make it up to me or that you love me or something.”
Jughead stood up too, his eyes searching hers. “I don’t know
what to say, [Nickname]. What I feel for you can’t be described because I
really don’t know what I feel. You’ve always just been there, [Y/N]. I care for
you, I do. I just don’t know what more I can give you then what I’m already
She stepped forward, “What do you feel when you kiss me,
Jug? What do you feel when you hold my hand? What do you feel when I’m lying on your chest in the middle of the night? What
do you feel when you haven’t seen me all day? Do you even feel anything for me
at all? Am I just some girl you can practice on for the real thing?” Tears were
falling now, she couldn’t hold them back anymore. “We’ve been best friends
since were six, Jughead. I’ve grown up with you, watched you turn into the
person you are and fell in love with it all. You’re flaws, you’re oddly humorous
morbid personality, everything.”
Shaking his head, and turning slightly away from her. His
hand reached up to his forehead, “[Y/N],” he warned.
Taking in a deep breath to settle her tears, she scrunched
up her nose and wiped underneath her nose. “I can’t do this anymore, Jug.”
Biting her lip, she held back a whimper at his darkened facial expression. The
cold look he gave her was enough to shatter her fragile heart.
“So, that’s it, then?” Jug asked coldly.
Avoiding his harsh stare, she softly spoke out. “I asked a
simple question and you couldn’t give me the answer. So why should I pretend
that I never asked? I screwed up, I had this picture in my head of how we are
supposed to be and we are far from that picture.”
“You’re throwing away years of friendship because-“
“-because I love you, Jughead. It’s just like Betty and
Archie except in our case, you fed it. You kissed me, you held me, you caressed
me. Over and over again.” Moving the chair back to its place, she wiped away
more tears. “I’m too emotionally invested in you to continue our friendship right
now but maybe when I get over it, we can go back to how it used to be, the days
before you first kissed me on my front porch.”
“[Y/N],” he called out to her.
Shaking her head, she headed for the door. Swinging it open,
she looked over her shoulder and pressed a smile. “I’ll always love you, Jug. That
I have no control over but they say the soul usually knows what to do to heal
itself, the only challenge is to silence the mind.”
Jughead watched her walk out of the news room, his heart
pounding in his chest. What in the world just happened? Never in a million
years would he have ever pictured his life without [Y/N]. She was essential to
his life. She had always been there, always. Despite Archie being his best
friend, so was [Y/N] but in a different way. She believed in everything he
wanted to do, no matter how crazy. She was always someone he could rely on no
matter what. And even though she would still be present in his life by going to
the same school.
It felt like a part of him had been ripped from his body and
thrown away, lost in the cruel world they lived in. He felt empty.
“Juggie?” Betty was leaning against the doorframe, “Everything
He stood there for a minute, still stunned that apart of him
just walked away from him. “No.” He shook his head, “No, everything is not
Goodbyes hurt when the story is not finished and the book
has been closed – jnd