THE HOLIDAY | BUGHEAD + VARCHIE
After two terrible breakups, Betty and Veronica switches homes for the holidays and stumble upon unexpected romances. But what happens when Christmas is over? Can their new found love survive?
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The steam from the hot bath relaxed Veronica’s body as she slipped under the bubbly water. All afternoon she had been thinking about Archie and the complications that lingered between them. She lived in New York and he lived here. She wasn’t even sure if she would be good at long distance if she was given the opportunity with him. What would that opportunity even be? See him every few months? Could he make it to New York? Did he have the time and money for that? Veronica knew she was overthinking the situation but her thoughts wouldn’t shut up.
Getting out of the bath she grabbed a towel to wrap around her body. Quickly Veronica had changed into a black dress, slipped on her shoes and jacket. It wasn’t too hard to find Archie’s address; Betty had an address book laying around. She wrote it on a scrap piece of paper before taking off in Betty’s car. The roads were slick from the early evening drizzle. While she was still terrified driving on the opposite side of the road, Veronica found Archie’s home with minimal issues. She parked, getting out and looked at the larger home. It was beautiful. Veronica pushed opened a gate and strolled up to the front door, knocking a few times.
She only had to wait a few moments until the door opened.
“Surprise!” Veronica smiled.
“Ronnie.” Archie glanced behind him for a second, looking back at her. “What are you doing here?”
“So I was at home thinking about earlier and I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s only complicated if you make it.” Veronica adjusted her Saint Laurent purse in her hands. “And I should have invited you in this afternoon. I didn’t even nap, I don’t nap at all. I am not a nap person.”
Archie glanced back inside as he heard some clanging, making a face. “This isn’t a good time, is it?” Veronica asked. He wasn’t too engaged in the conversation. “You’re not alone?”
“No. I have– I’m sorry.” Archie blinked.