Would you be up for Bughead angst? Like maybe the two of them get into a fight over something huge, like he gets jealous of another boy who likes her or Betty feels like they're growing apart because they don't hang out as much/he's not very affectionate anymore and she confronts him about it only for him to argue? That's only if you're up for it! If you are, thank you!
I’m always down to write anything, I have to warn you though, usually all of my stories end in happy endings. I’m a sucker for a good fairytale ending!
People moved on, it happened, it was a natural way of life.
Betty just never thought jughead would move on, from her.
It was obvious what was happening, he had fallen out of love with her. He was distant. Cancelling dates, pulling away when she tried to kiss him in public, and almost never returning her texts.
She racked her brain for hours last night , trying to figure out where it all went wrong. She knew she was difficult, and she could be selfish, lord knows her temper wasn’t as it should be, but jughead always understood, whenever they had a problem, they talked about it.
The last four weeks had been horrible, school had been getting in the way, jughead had been working on rebuilding his relationship with his father , while Betty’s relationship with her parents was falling apart in front of her eyes.
She was tired.
Jughead deserved the world, and if she couldn’t be that for him, it was time to move on.
She still loved him, god she still loved him, no matter how bad he had been treating her this past month, and because she loved him so much she had to let him go.
He would find someone else.
Someone with less baggage, someone who could make him happy.
Weighing the red and grey flannel in her hands she watched as a tear fell on the familiar shirt.
He had given her this flannel after he caught her shivering at the drive in. He had walked all the way home in just a black tshirt. She wore that flannel to bed every night.
One day he caught her all cuddled up in his flannel and smiled
“That’s my favorite shirt”
She had tried to give it back, but he shook his head
“Looks better on you”
She would give it back today, kind of a sign of closure.
She had texted jughead and told him to meet her at Riverdale park, it was an emergency.
Sitting on the cold bench, the sun setting in front of her she couldn’t believe what a beautiful night it was.
She almost wished for rain, something more fitting.
Suddenly the beanie wearing boy came into her vision, his frown now a permanent feature on his face.
“Betty, what’s the matter, what’s the emergency?”
She patted the seat next to her and smiled sadly
“Sit down, we have to talk.”
Taking a hesitant seat, Jughead glanced down at the shirt folded in her hands
“That’s my shirt, what’s going on?”
Taking a deep breath, Betty began
“I’m sorry I can’t make you happy anymore, I’m sorry you’re so angry all the time, and I know it’s partially my fault. I wish that I could make this better but I can’t.”
Jughead went to interrupt her, his eyes wide
“Let me finish, what we had was amazing, I’m never going to forget this. I love you. So much. And I know you’re gonna find some gorgeous girl out there, who was meant for you and who makes you happy all the time. I want you to have that, you deserve that. So I’m letting you off the hook.” She placed the folded up shirt in his lap and smiled softly
Suddenly he was standing directly in front of her the shirt wrinkling under his clenched fists.
“You’re breaking up with me.”
She took a shaky breathe, she couldn’t remember the last time they were this close
“It’s for the best, for both of us, you need someone who can make you happy, and I need someone who loves me.”
He was angry now, she wasn’t sure at what though. Her? Himself? The situation?
“You think I don’t love you?” He said in a raspy whisper
She stepped back one step, but he stepped forward keeping her close
“I love you more than anything in this world. You think I’m not happy? You’re the only thing that makes me happy. Im not losing you. ”
Betty was taken back by the intensity in his eyes for a second, before she got angry.
“No. no, you don’t get to act like this, you haven’t been around in a month jughead, I’ve been on my own, you have your own life I get that, but I thought that maybe I was part of that life.”
His eyes widened at her sharp voice before he exclaimed
“You are! I’ve been so busy trying to fix everything, trying to make things okay, trying to be better”
“That you forgot about me” she interrupted
“I never asked you to fix anything, I love you just the way you are.”
“You don’t get it Betty! I don’t want to be some loser, gang members son, you deserve more than that for a boyfriend!” He was yelling now
And she was crying, tears streaming down her face
“I never asked for more! if the person that you’ve been this last month, is you being “more” I don’t even want it!“
“It doesn’t matter, I have to change, for you, for my family. It’s my responsibility to be the man you deserve. That’s just how it is.”
“I DONT WANT THE MAN YOU THINK I DESERVE, I WANT MY BOYFRIEND BACK” Betty screamed into the quiet park silencing jughead instantly.
Taking a watery breathe, Betty wiped at her tears
“If this, new person, is who you want to be, then be him. But, the jughead I fell in love with was never afraid to tell me he loved me, or lay around all day watching movies and eating popcorn. Your dad will love that jughead just as much as I do, you don’t have to change who you are, for anyone.”
Jughead looked at her, taking in her shaking hands and her red rimmed eyes.
“I ruined this didn’t I?”
Betty looked up at him, connecting their eyes
“I don’t know jughead, it can’t go on like this.”
“It won’t.” He assured her “I’ll fix this.”
She looked at him as he held out the flannel to her
She took a deep breathe, weighing her options
“Please” jughead said softly, his eyes pleading
She finally reached out and grabbed the flannel, their fingers brushing, she silently thanked what ever god was up there for the fact that the spark was still there.
Apparently jughead had felt it too because before she knew it she was flat against his chest, the flannel squished between the two.
She allowed herself to relax in the familiarity of her boyfriends body
“This is gonna take work”
She felt jughead nod from above her, placing a kiss on the top of her head.