The Little Brit, Part 2 | Jughead Jones x Reader
I wake up, the smile’s still on my face from last nights encounter.
“(Y/N),” I hear mum shout from downstairs.
“I’m up,” I yell back stretching out my arms before throwing my covers off my body and heading down to greet my parents and grab something to eat. “Excited for your first day?” my mum asks putting a plate of bacon and eggs in front of me.
“Nervous. I met a few other kids in my year at the diner last night, they seemed really nice.” She clasps her hands together.
“Oh, sweetie that’s lovely!”
I shrug hoping she was right finishing up with my breakfast before continuing to get ready for school. I was used to wearing a uniform back home so being able to wear whatever to school was a weird concept for me to grasp as I stand infront of my wardrobe, clothes littering my bedroom floor. I huff to myself glancing at the clock. 10 minutes before I have to start my walk to school and I’m nowhere near ready.
“You okay sweetie?” my mum asks from my door. I nod throwing together and outfit.
“Yeah, I’m fine. I’m going to head in early to get my timetable.“ She smiles hugging me briefly before bidding goodbye as she heads into work. I grab my bag and rush down the steps walking toward school.
As i get closer to the school I glance around to see other kids loitering out front, all in small groups, all seemed to be caught up in their own conversation to see me nervously wonder through trying to locate the front office.
“(Y/N),” I turn to see Betty waving from across the hall weaving her way through the crowd till she reached me.
“Hey,” I smile warmly adjusting my bag on my shoulder.
“I’m actually showing you around today- I already got your schedule,“ I breathe a sigh of relief.
“Thank you.” The bell rings loudly.
“I’ll walk you to your first class and then we can meet up at lunch. You can seat with me and the gang.” I smile.
“Thank you so much.” She throws her arm around my shoulder and gives me a small squeeze.
“You’re very welcome!”
The lunch bells rings and I breathe a sigh of relief slipping my books into my bag and heading toward the school yard, my eyes scanning for Betty and Veronica. My palms grow sweaty as I struggle to find the blonde and raven haired girls, my heart rate starts to grow and I consider turning around and finding somewhere else to eat when someone whistles catching my attention.
“Little Brit!” I turn and see Veronica standing up from her seat waving me over. I smile and walk over sitting inbetween the two girls.
“Gosh i thought I was never going to find you guys!” I giggle.
“How’s class been so far?” I nod noticing Archie, Jughead & an unfamiliar boy approach the table taking their seats.
“It’s actually been really good, easier than I thought- Besides the whole having to introduce yourself every lesson. I swear teachers do it just to torture us!“ I breathe out realising I was mumbling.“I’m thinking of trying out for a slot in the music class, I’ve heard that the music teacher here is really good. She does private classes? Isn’t that right Archie?” He chokes on his lunch and goes red in the face. The whole group looks at me with a shock expression.
“What?” I laugh innocently glancing over to Jughead who looks lost. “Miss Grundy told me she was helping you with songwriting, was I mistaking?” He clears his throat and shakes his head.
“Oh, right, yeah, she’s been helping me a lot actually- with the song writing, yeah…” I laugh at his sudden change in mood.
“Anyways I heard Betty that you run the “Blue & Gold”. I was wondering if I was able to help? I wrote back home for my school newsletter and I thought I could help you reboot the paper.“ She smiles.
“That would be awesome! Jug and I have been working a lot lately with the paper, right Jug?” We all turn to face him only for him to be staring right at me. I go red and Archie nudges Jughead with his elbow.
“Juggie,“ Betty pesters. He jolts upright fixing his beanie, his eyes darting to us all.
“Yo,” I laugh and look at the others. “Did you not hear anything Betty and I were saying?” He laughs awkwardly under his breath scratching the back of his neck.
“I swear I was listening I just-”
“Got lost in her voice,” Veronica teases making him go red.
“I just.. um… I have… um… you know what nevermind,“ he rambles pushing his food around the tray.
“I was talking to Betty about the Blue & Gold.” He nods.
“Yeah we run it. You can… um… are you… did you want to help us?” he finally gets out looking toward me smiling sweetly.
“It’d be an honour Jug. I’d be more than happy to help you and B out.” He smiles.
“Why don’t the three of us go to Pop’s after chool and talk more about the paper?“ I suggest.
“Oh, I’m sorry but I have plans today,” Betty replies.
“Okay, maybe just me and you Jug?” He almost spits out the juice in his mouth glancing to Archie with wide eyes.
“Of course!” He almost shouts. “I mean, yeah, of course, I’ll bring my laptop and show you some stuff,” he tries to act cool adjusting his beanie and glancing past me.
“Cool, it’s a date,“ I smile catching his gaze.
“It’s a date love,” he smiles back.