First Apartment Vol 2
A/n: A short series of one-shots of Bughead in their first apartment - one story above the “read more” line, three more underneath! Find the first volume here!!
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Betty scurried around the living room, adjusting the throw pillows on the couch and picking magazines up off the coffee table.
“Jughead! Are you dressed yet?” She yelled to the other room, finding herself preoccupied with the cheese platter she had so carefully selected.
“Don’t worry, I’m good to go.” Jughead walked lazily into room, finishing up the final button on his shirt as he went. He paused to lean up against the wall, smiling as he watched his girlfriend move to and fro.
Betty turned around and spotted him, stopping to place a hand on her hip. “Amused, are we?”
Jughead moved across the room, grabbing hold of her arms and kissing the top of her forehead. “Very.”
Just then, there was a knock at the door.
“Coming!” Betty called out, turning to Jughead and giving him one last glance over. “Ready?”
Betty opened the door, and a squeal came from the other side.
“Betty!” Veronica practically lunged forward to hug her best friend. Pulling back from the embrace, she held out a small box, wrapped in silver paper. “For you. An apartment-warming gift.”
Betty happily undid the ribbon, opening the box to reveal a framed photo, taken in their high school days, of Betty, Jughead, Veronica, and Archie sitting in a booth at Pop’s. Placing a hand on her heart, Betty sighed contentedly.
“Thank you, V.”
“Aw great, was I supposed to bring a gift?” They turned to see Archie standing in the doorway, a goofy grin on his face.
“Hey man, thanks for coming.” Jughead approached him, giving him a quick hug. “No gift needed.”
“I should have known the great Veronica Lodge would show me up.” Archie sent a flirty grin her way.
“It’s easy to show you up, Archiekins.” Veronica quipped, removing her jacket and making a move toward the couch.
Betty gave Jughead a knowing smile before following their friends into the living room. Veronica and Archie had been on and off ever since high school, and if her use of nickname was any indicator, they were definitely headed toward “on again”.
“The place looks great Bets!” Archie said as he looked around, “I should have known you moving in would spruce the place up.”
“You know it.” Jughead agreed, placing a hand around Betty’s waist proudly, “I didn’t even know what a throw pillow was before this girl came along.”
Betty laughed, “Oh c’mon it wasn’t that bad! But yes, I definitely made a few improvements.”
A beeper went off and Betty clapped her hands together, “Dinner’s ready! Come on everyone, let’s move to the kitchen.”
“Shouldn’t we wait for Kevin?” Veronica asked.
“Oh, don’t worry” Jughead said, “He called earlier, he’s going to be a little late. He told us to start without him.”
Veronica nodded, getting up and moving toward the kitchen, Archie in tow. Betty began to follow, before Jughead stopped her by tugging at her hand and pulling her into a kiss.
“What was that for?” Betty blushed.
“For being you.” Jughead smiled, “For putting on this dinner. For saving me from my throw pillow-less bachelor pad. I love you Bets.”
“I love you too Juggie. Now c’mon, our friends are waiting.”