I found you. I found you in words, like you knew I would. That’s why you told me the story. The brand new, ancient blue box. Oh, clever. Very clever! Something old. Something new. Something borrowed. Something blue.
Imagine Stiles and Derek trying to fill out their check lists: something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.
Stiles nails it easily - something old: his Jeep and his dad’s suit, something new: the engine Derek put in the Jeep, something borrowed: the suit (his dad’s old tux from when the old man was married), something blue: the Jeep and the tie on his tux (because he wanted a touch of colour at the wedding) - but Derek is having trouble.
Days before the wedding he sits down with Cora and explains his troubles.
Cora asks, “Isn’t that something the bride does?”
“Well, we’re both the bride and the groom so we figured it’d be a fun little gimmick,” Derek explains. “I’ve got my something blue, the tie, but nothing else.”
Cora thinks for a moment before disappearing to her room. She returns with a small charm bracelet in her hands and offers it to Derek.
“Your baby bracelet?”
“Well it’s something old and something borrowed,” Cora says. “And that way you have a touch of family with you: mum, dad, Laura, everyone.”
Derek smiles, thanks his sister and takes it (later, he puts it in a small box so it doesn’t get damaged and slips it into the pocket of his tux jacket so he has it with him on the special day and doesn’t lose it).
“Okay, so I have three things,” Derek announces. “I just need something new.”
“Your relationship?” Cora offers. “I mean you guys have been going out for years but it’s your first time with a guy and your first time with someone how hasn’t tried to kill you.”
“He only tries to kill me if I take his food,” Derek jokes. “And I don’t think that counts.”
“What if your something new doesn’t come until the day?” Cora asks. “What if your something new is the ring on your finger, a man by your side, and a new life full of love?”
Derek smiles at the thought. “What did I do to deserve a sister as good as you?”
And sure enough, when the day rolls around they each have their check list:
Something old, something new.
Something borrowed, something blue.
When I was a kid, I had an imaginary friend. The raggedy Doctor. My raggedy Doctor. But he wasn’t imaginary. He was real. I remember you! I remember! I brought the others back, I can bring you home, too. Raggedy man, I remember you, and you are late for my wedding! I found you. I found you in words, like you knew I would. That’s why you told me the story - the brand new, ancient blue box. Oh, clever. Very clever. Something old. Something new. Something borrowed. Something blue. OK, Doctor. Did I surprise you this time? Er, yeah. Completely astonished. Never expected that.
So I think that it happens after the first time Steve is really hospitalized after he and Bucky get together. He’s gone to the hospital a few times, for check ups and the occasional issue, but never anything major. This time, though, he’s in D.C. working with José Andrés on a restaurant concept and he passes out. José calls an ambulance, Steve goes to the ER, and it turns out that he’s got an issue that’ll take a few days to clear up.
Bucky checks his messages after his shift and his blood goes cold. He runs into Sam’s office, “Steve’s in the hospital in D.C.,” he says, already starting to breathe heavy.
Sam, bless his soul, hops into action, asking Bucky for details while texting Maria and asking her if she can lend them her car. (She not only lends them her car, but drives a good chunk of the way there so that Bucky won’t have to drive because she is, as she often reminds Sam, the best girlfriend in the world.)
They get there in the middle of the night and the nurse, very grumpily, tells them that since they aren’t family, they cannot see Steve. Bucky, who has had a very stressful day and who just wants to see his boyfriend, starts sobbing in the middle of the hospital. Sam shoots the nurse a look like, “What have you done?” she raises an eyebrow as if to say, “I know and understand this situation. It happens more often than you would think. But I am not going to lose my job over this; I have a mortgage.”
Maria gets them a hotel room (best girlfriend over) nearby, and Sam basically has to drag Bucky out of there. Bucky proceeds to spend the rest of the night watching Seinfeld reruns on TV, unable to sleep.
So when they go over for visitor hours the next morning, Bucky looks even worse than Steve. “Buck?” Steve asks from his bed, and Bucky breaks down again, crying on Steve’s chest and just saying, “They wouldn’t let me see you. They wouldn’t let me see you.”
It’s heartbreaking, and Steve knows what he’s gotta do, already planning the menu in his head as he gently strokes Bucky’s hair.
It’s a four-course dinner at the Howling Commando: Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue. Except, he doesn’t make it obvious on the menu, just does a very traditional French appetizer, a second course that speaks to molecular gastronomy, an entrée recipe that borrows from a number of cultures, and finishes it off with Bucky’s favorite blueberry tart.
“Can’t believe you didn’t let me do drink pairings,” Bucky mutters, smiling as he takes a bite of the whipped cream. Steve (who hasn’t been behind the line at Howling Commando in a while) smiles as he watches Bucky start to eat the tart.
“Needed you to be focused,” Steve says.
Bucky snorts. “Why’s that?” he asks.
“Did you figure it out?” Steve asks, raising an eyebrow.
Bucky furrows his brow. “What d’you mean?”
“The menu was a riddle.”
Bucky rolls his eyes. “That’s ridiculous,” he says, then, “but you should grab another copy so I can look again.”
Steve does. Bucky still doesn’t get it.
“Okay, I’m a dumbass. What does it mean?”
“You’re not a dumbass,” Steve says fiercely. “I’m sure you’ll get it if I give you a clue.”
“What’s the clue?” Bucky asks, taking another mouthful of tart.
“I wanna marry you,” Steve says.
Bucky drops his fork, which falls with a clatter to his plate. “What?” he asks.
“I wanna marry you,” Steve repeats, pulling a ring out of his back pocket. “Will you? Marry me?”
Bucky blinks a few times. “How is that a clue?” he asks. “I mean, of course I’ll marry you, but that’s an awful clue.”
“I love you,” Steve says.
“I love you, too,” Bucky says, then adds, “even if you’re terrible at riddles.”
“wait” Veronica turned back to them “what about the wedding?”
Betty stood up and walked backwards slightly so she was now standing in front of him, his arms draped over her shoulders and pressed a kiss to her head.
“Well? Did you get married without us?” Kevin asked.
“About that” Betty looked up smirking at a Jughead who continued “our wedding may or may not have been last Saturday.”
“May or may not? Do you not remember?” Veronica asked slightly insulted that he didn’t remember.
“What Juggie meant was, it was a midnight wedding.”
It was the week after the engagement and so far only the two families and the serpents knew. “So” Jughead asked sitting on the opposite side of the bar to Viper who was wiping down the bar “is this the part of the sitcom where I tell you my troubles, you do the whole sliding me a glass of something, give me profound advice and my life becomes easy?”
Viper chuckled pouring the boy a dram of whisky and slid it across the bar which he caught with ease and he sipped it “Jackie and I have always had a rule with whoever we look after, if you wanna drink or smoke we’d rather it be where we can see you and not off somewhere unknown. Plus this’ll be yours and Betty’s place soon. Just don’t do what your dad did, please Jughead” he pleaded “don’t think you can carry the world on your shoulders.”
The younger boy nodded and sipped his drink again. “So, dad said he can get a day release for the wedding?”
Viper nodded “full 24 hours with guard protection. Did he tell you anything about our plans?”
Jughead shook his head “no. What should we expect?”
The older man chuckled “just you wait.”
It was the evening of the weekly Cooper-Jones and ”any serpent that had been in an argument with their partner who needed food and a place to crash dinner at the trailer” dinner. Betty had cooked a massive roast dinner, something with Jackie had helped with as her parents were from Yorkshire in England. It took most of the afternoon but they had roasted a whole chicken, made fresh batter for yorkshire puddings, steamed five different vegetables, roasted potatoes, made mashed potatoes and made gravy. It was something Betty had hoped to impress the rest of the serpents with as soon Jackie and Viper would be passing the flame onto the two teens so it was never too early to start learning.
The whole Cooper family were coming, JB and Gladys had driven down from Toledo, Viper & Jughead were at Scorpion doing the books and some of the other serpents had invited themselves once they heard about what was for dinner. Not that Betty minded she’d actually grown quite fond of the gang and their partners, Stingray’s wife was seven months pregnant and due around the same time as Polly. Betty accompanied her to birthing classes when Stingray couldn’t and had even help build and set up the nursery.
Dinner started off without a hitch, everyone that was attending had dressed up and all getting along with each other, even Hal had made a friend in Viper, learning stories about his wife’s youth when a knock on the door stopped everyone.
The knock came again and Jughead got up to answer his door “dad?” he asked, not believing that his father was standing in front of him.
“Hey Jug. What no hug for your old man?” he asked smiling and his son pulled him in for a hug. Betty had joined him at the door also greeting the man with a hug. He nodded behind and asked “you ready?”
“Always” Alice replied “Betty, Polly, JB with me” she ushered the girls to the room Betty shares with Jughead.
“Jughead, FP with me” Viper ordered.
“Also my escort for the evening Miss Ashley Weatherly, prison guard extraordinaire” FP introduced as if the person was a member of the royal family.
“Just go get ready Forsythe” the younger guard ordered.
“Feisty as always Weathers” FP mumbled walking to his room.
“What’s going on dad?”
“Welcome to your wedding son” FP grinned “I hope you’re ready to become a married man.”
Jughead smiled widely “more than ready.”
“I can’t believe you all planned this” Betty said sitting down as her mom was curling her hair.
“But you are ready right? Ready to get married?” Alice asked.
“Of course mom. I can’t wait till we’re officially married”
“You don’t feel like your friends are missing?”
“I’d love to have them here but they wouldn’t approve of me and Juggie. It wouldn’t feel right if they didn’t understand.”
“I understand Bets” Alice finished the last curl “I can’t believe my baby girl’s getting married. I have something for you” she went to her bag and retrieved a couple of items. “You’ll need something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue” Holding up a pair of diamond earrings “your something old. FP bought these for me for my sixteenth birthday from the first paycheck he earned” she handed them to her daughter “he wanted you to have them.”
Betty looked up at her mom and hugged her trying not to cry “thank you.”
“Come on honey, let’s not keep your groom waiting any longer.”
“What about the something new, borrowed and blue?”
Betty wore a white bohemian style dress with her curly blonde hair flowing. Walking out, she was greeted by Hal, FP (and Ashley) and Viper. Alice, JB & Polly had also changed into light blue dresses. Jughead was already at the arbor.
FP noticed her earrings and smiled with a nod at Alice. “Your something borrowed will be me from jail” he joked Viper gave him a look “Sorry not funny. Your somethings new and blue are not really for the wedding itself, more afterwards when you’re living together” he handed her a set of keys and a blue collar. “We’ve all pitched in and got you your own trailer in the park. It’s at the west entrance away from all the noise and the collar, well Jug’s always wanted a dog and we thought why not now.”
“Jackie & I will help when you’re at school and stuff but other than that he’s yours” Viper said. Betty looked like she was going to cry so her mom put an arm around her. “Your something blue is the theme color. If we had longer than a day for the wedding, we’d have put more thought into it but..”
“It’s perfect” Betty interrupted “all of it. Thank you so much” she was grateful for everyone’s role in making the day (well night) happen. She noticed the clock on the wall “It’s almost eleven thirty” she pointed out.
Everyone looked at either a watch or phone for the time “We better get going.”
Walking down the steps of the trailer, Betty followed her family through to the vacant green near the back of the park. The motorbikes belonging to the gang all had their lights turned on to highlight the area. All of the serpents and their families (except for the younger kids) were that were sat down and Jughead was standing at the end of the make-shift aisle with Razor (who seemed more nervous than the groom.)
FP, who walked down the aisle first was greeted with cheers from the other serpents, joined Jughead at the front to be his best man (he had asked his dad when they were getting ready.)
All the congregation stood. First JB & Polly walked down first, arm in arm, followed by Alice & Viper. Hal took his daughter’s arm and gave it an encouraging squeeze before following the other down.
Jughead was speechless looking at Betty. His father whispered “you picked a good one son” who turned round and nodded at his dad.
Betty arrived at the arbor and kissed her father who then shook his almost son-in-law’s had. Razor began the ceremony by saying “We are gathered here today to celebrate the wedding of Elizabeth Marie Cooper and Forsythe Pendleton Jones the third” which as always earned a few giggles “as many of you are aware, this isn’t any ordinary wedding. This is the marriage of two legacies and if you’ve seen them together you'd know just how adorable these two are” he gushed.
He now directed his talking to the couple “normally, we celebrate a wedding over three or four days but as our boy FP here only has 24 hours. We’re making this count” Betty & Jughead looked at each other confused but Razor continued on with the ceremony.
The words ‘you may now kiss the bride’ almost seem surreal. They had done it. They were now married and the two couldn’t stop smiling. Jughead grabbed her face and brought her in for a deep kiss which was eventually broken by the cheers of the people around them.
Before anyone moved Razor took out an air horn and blew it three times which which was some sort of signal for everyone to get up towards their vehicles and they all took off leaving Betty, Jughead, FP (and Ashley), Hal, Alice, Gladys, Polly & JB. The now married couple looked towards their families in hope of an explanation.
“Don’t worry about them, they’ve just gone early for the food” The two shared a look of confusion then looked back towards Alice “What? You think you’re getting a wedding without a reception? Think again. We should really head to Scorpion.”
They all walked to the entrance to see Alice’s car as well as Gladys’ people carrier and FP’s truck. The latter tossed his keys to Jughead “I’ll let the newlyweds go solo. Gladys, can I get a ride?” His wife nodded and they all got into their respective vehicles.
During their journey Betty asked “do you think our friends are gonna be pissed they weren’t there?”
Jughead reached over to take his wife’s hand “probably but it’s our day not theirs” Betty nodded “plus who’d have thought the Southside Serpents are a bunch of romantics?”
“I know right” she turned to face him “my mom was telling me that weddings are a big deal. They love celebrating the people that accept them hence why the celebration normally lasts for days. She said the weddings happen at midnight then they go to Scorpion and drink though it’s different for us because we’re underage. We can have a couple for the celebration but that’s it.”
“Fair enough” he replied making a left hand turn into the road they were heading too. “I don’t blame her although a drunk Alice Cooper would be a great sight.”
“Can you imagine?” Betty asked laughing “I bet my dad would love us.” She saw Jughead smile “what?”
“Us. We’re an us. Officially the Cooper-Jones family” he looked into her eyes “I love you”
“I love you too” she replied and leaned in for a kiss.
Walking into the bar, they were surprised by the amount of people there but one person shouted “It’s the bride and groom” which earned the two a massive cheer and applause and the crowd parted so they could walk to the front of the bar where there were two makeshift thrones.
Jughead bowed his head and stretched out his hand saying “m’lady” which she took the the pair made their way to the thrones.
Viper and Jackie were the first to hug them when they reached the front and the elder man cleared his throat to talk to everyone “As you can tell, Jackie & I aren’t getting any younger” he started
“speak for yourself” his wife mumbled which earned a few laughs
“anyway” he gave her a pointed look “we won’t be around forever. Our new Cooper-Jones couple however are a hell of a lot younger than us therefore when they turn 18” he took Jackie’s hand in his “they will become the new leaders of the southside serpents.”
Betty looked at her husband with wide eyes.
“We know it’s a shock to you both but Alice & FP have agreed to help you both out when you need it. Hal also offered to help behind the bar” Jackie said. Pointing at the thrones “now please take your seats”
The couple did and they saw his dad and her mom making their way to them holding something behind their backs. Once they had reached them, FP and Alice produced a two silver crowns both with the serpent ‘s’ on the front. FP placed his on his now daughter-in-law as Alice did the same with Jughead.
Viper raised his glass and toasted “The King and Queen” which everyone copied.
Once the couple signed the registry, they had their first dance to Romeo & Juliet by Dire Straits. They even had wedding presents from people though their favorite by far was their ‘Something Borrowed’ present from Stingray and his wife which was a cabin up in Wisconsin during their next break.
Everyone stayed out till 8am before people started to leave, Jughead & Betty escaping whilst everyone was distracted with how many slices of lemon Dodger could fit in his mouth (he got to 8 before throwing up.)
They spent their first night, well day as a married couple in their new trailer.
The three looked stunned. Their best friends were now officially heirs to the Serpent throne.
“We’re still us guys” Betty encouraged sensing that they were uncomfortable “still Betty & Jughead. It’s just we’re now married and have effectively 30 kids to look after” she said referring to the gang downstairs.
“Kids?” Veronica asked breaking the tension “are they that bad?”
“You should see them when one of them’s had a fight with their wife or husband. Then it gets messy” she joked back to her best friend. “So are we all okay?”
Kevin nodded whilst Archie said “Yeah, I think we are”
*walks down the aisle @my wedding carrying a pile of books*
What is this?
It says "Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue." This is the oldest book I have. And this other one I bought yesterday. The third one I borrowed from a friend. And the fourth one is blue. Do you have any better ideas?
I vote we call S15 “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue”
Old being old characters coming back, sister, Vic etc.
New being the new perspective of the reporter Dylan Andrews.
Borrowed being the fraudulent Reds and Blues,
And Something blue being the blue church fraud specifically.
- Plan to dress exactly alike and announce “Well, one of us has to go change” at the altar.
- Wedding piñatas instead of a bouquet/garter toss. Stand by the piñata so when someone breaks it you can get the best candy.
- Have a dog bring the rings down the aisle. Share the first dance at the reception with dog. Have the whole wedding party made up of dogs. Dogs everywhere. Yes.
- Rather than throwing rice, have guests throw down instead.
- One partner wears the front half of a horse costume, and the other wears the bottom half. After the ceremony, join together as one horse and gallop down the aisle. Tell no one about the horse costume beforehand.
- “Something old, something new, something borrow, something blue” is so old hat. Make your wedding more modern by wearing “something gay, something rare, snomething (snake something) and a bear.”
Sirius tried to make James and Lily’s wedding the perfect blend of muggle and wizard traditions (I mean obviously everyone else tried too, but Sirius tried especially hard, because James and Sirius were best friends, and let’s face it, Lily and Sirius were too) and he heard about this muggle tradition of something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue and he had heard it was about the bride but honestly he was about as beautiful as the bride, if not more so, and don’t deny it Lils, you know no one can resist m and why shouldn’t he be able to organise it, because he’s perfectly responsible. Sirius then deciding that this was the best idea muggles ever had. Fast forward to Jily’s wedding and Sirius isn’t there and how can we have a wedding WITHOUT THE BEST MAN?? And damn it he was meant to arrive with Marlene, but we can’t delay the wedding any longer but the one strange thing is that this weird old man is winking at James and he looks just like an old Sirius and honestly he’s just so creeped out, but they go ahead with the service anyways, because if I can’t have Sirius I don’t want a best man. Until suddenly Lily’s walking up the aisle and James can’t think or do anything because she’s just so beautiful that he can’t think or do anything and wow she’s almost glowing and she’s perfect and he’s the luckiest man in the world and when James’s little cousin walks up with the ring (because obviously the ring bearer was the cutest little child ever) the-old-man-who-looks-like-Sirius pops up and says ‘You alright Prongs? Can’t believe you thought I wouldn’t show up’ and he winks and James and Lily are speechless; but more strange things keep happening and then Remus stands up with a new hair cut and just mouths ‘Sirus made me do it’ and he’s trying to look annoyed but you can just see that he’s really so happy to do anything for his friends because he loves them so much, but it’s not over yet because a glittering tiara appears on Lily’s head and the-old-man-who-looks-like-Sirius-who-is-actually-Sirius-with-an-aging-potion is saying how he ‘borrowed’ it from his mother who won’t mind at all as long as it’s back before she notices, and then everyone’s looking for Peter, the fourth marauder, who turns up in a baby blue bonnet and a little frilly suit that he was blackmailed into by Sirius (who obviously is the king of blackmail because c'mon it’s IN HIS NAME) and James is just so confused, and he looks over to Lily, who is crying with happiness because she can’t believe how much they care and how much effort it must’ve taken, and James just sees her mouthing something, and he’s just like why is she talking about blue things??? Until it suddenly clicks and he remembers this muggle thing Lily was telling him about last week and it all fits and he realises what it all means.
this post here (x) more or less explains it. it’s just a speculation that john borrowed sherlock’s tie pin for the wedding. in american weddings (idk how much of this extends elsewhere) a bride is traditionally supposed to wear “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue” as some good luck tokens. the groom (john) doesn’t usually do it as well but i suppose no matter what john could’ve borrowed sherlock’s tie pin, which really doesn’t mean much until you start thinking about how that conversation went. did john ask for it? did sherlock offer it? did john have to go digging through one of sherlock’s drawers to find it? the possibilities are tremendous
All heart strings and violins; something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue; the day they never thought they’d make it to
And Draco is nervous as he straightens his tie
He’s lived through a war but he can’t ever remember his stomach being tied up in knots like it is now, all sweaty palms and muddled vows on a parchment shoved deep in his pocket
He doesn’t deserve her
And yet his ring is on her finger and his name is in her mouth and he doesn’t know/isn’t quite sure how he’d ever managed to get so lucky
The altar is in his mother’s rose gardens; silks draped from the marble columns and a crystal chandelier catching prism lights
The strings are crooning as he stands beneath it, counts the number of heartbeats until the doors will open and the Bride’s march will begin. It feels like the countdown to a new era of his life: all bright lights and lipsticked smiles, hums caught in guests throats and rose petals blooming in the spring breeze
When he finally sees her -
His heart is in his mouth, on his sleeve; every promise, kiss, uncertainty building up to this moment now
Because she’s beautiful. White lace and diamonds at pulse points, soft smile and fluttering eyes, something worth opening his eyes for
He holds her hands, traces the burns on her fingers from the Fiendfyre, remembers how he’d kept her close every second of the war and now, now they’re finally here
He’d entertained fantasies of dying sixth year
He’s glad that he didn’t, now
Now, as she clasps his fingers and recites her vows
Now, as he says, “I do,” and she slides a ring on his finger
Now, as he recites his vows and thinks of the letter in his pocket
Now, as she’s saying, “I do” and he’s sliding a ring on her finger
Now, as they’re being pronounced husband and wife and he’s kissing her, kissing her like he had during the last moments of the final battle and it feels like the whole world is falling into place