calm before the storm

I’ve never posted fanfiction before, but I was so inspired by the amazing finale that I wanted to share this short fic!

This takes place after 1x13, so there are spoilers! Let me know what you think!

The first thing Betty noticed when she woke up was the smell of coffee drifting into the bedroom as the sun began to pierce through the window. Her next realization was that she was not in her own room.

Startled, Betty sat up, pushing the sheets off of her. As she took in her surroundings, she recognized the trailer bedroom. The memories hit her in a rush, as she remembered the events of last night.


Betty’s question sounded more like an accusation, causing Jughead to feel a wave of guilt.

“Thanks for the jacket, but I have company now. I’ll catch up with you guys later.” Jughead closed the door while the serpents mumbled their goodbyes and left.

“Betty…I know they’re not the safest people…”

“Really, Jughead? The serpents are dangerous!” Betty said in anger while she stared at the beaniless boy in front of her.

“Don’t you get it, Betty? Didn’t you hear what they said? I’m family.”

Jughead collapsed on the sofa with his face buried in his hands.

“Even my goddamn mother didn’t want to see me. I have no one. At least they care.”

Betty rushed over to the couch and kneeled in front of him, taking his hands in hers.

“Juggie, I’m your family. Archie, he’s your family. Veronica, Kevin, heck even Pop…they’re all your family.”

Jughead raised his head and looked the blonde in the eyes. He wasn’ t sure if he believed her, but her look of determination made it clear that she believed in him, in them.

He leaned forward, placing his forward against hers, and mummered his love for her. She placed her hands on his tearstained face and kissed him softly.

“I love you, Jughead Jones.”

They had spent the rest of the night together in bed. Betty had texted her mom to say she was spending the night at Veronica’s, then she had put away her phone, blocking out all distractions, so it was just her and Jughead. They laid together all night, whispering secrets to each other in the dark as they soaked up the pleasure of just being together.

Betty sighed contently. She reached over the bed to grab the gray pullover her boyfriend wore yesterday. Betty pulled the large sweater over her bare body, running her hands over the soft material. She smiled, as she acted out the typical cliche of stealing a boy’s clothes because they smelled like him.

Just as she was getting out of bed, the door to the bedroom opened.

“Good morning, Juliet,” Jughead said with his usual smirk she loved so much.

He was shirtless, wearing only his sweatpants and trusty beanie above his head. In his arms, he held two random mugs filled with coffee and a plate of pop tarts.

“There wasn’t any real food in the kitchen, but this is what we have,” he said sheepishly.

Betty smiled at the small gesture, scooting over on the bed to give him space. As he handed her a cup of coffee, she couldn’t help but grin when she took a sip and noticed that he had put in a bit of cream and one sugar, just the way she liked it.

“I wish we could stay like this forever,” she said as Jughead put his arm around her while they leaned against the headboard.

“Me too, Betts. Me too.”

When Betty heard the sound of her phone ringing, she told Jughead to ignore it, not wanting their time together to end. But when Jughead’s phone began to ring right after Betty’s stopped, Jughead glacned at Betty with concern. He sat his coffee down on the side table and walked into the kitchen to answer the incessant ringing.

“Hello?” Betty heard from the other room. “Is he okay? Yeah of course, we’ll be right there.”

Betty looked at Jughead with fear when he rushed back into the bedroom.

“Jug, what’s wrong?”

“That was Archie. His dad…Betts, his dad was shot.”

That event changed the future of Riverdale, a town once so pure was now full of such evil. As the weeks of despair were ahead, Betty would cling to the memory of her night with Jughead for hope; hope that one day, no matter how evil Riverdale would become, everything would be right with her Romeo once again.

Okay, I know the ending was cheesy! But let me know what you thought! Thanks for reading :) Please send any requests for future fics!!!