Would it be okay for me to request a story or a one shot? If so, I would like a bughead fic where Jughead is a single dad, trying to raise his daughter all on his own, but he takes her to daycare while he's working and it just so happens that Betty is the owner of that daycare please please please
I’ll give it a go thanks love!
“Ella! Baby girl slow down! Daddy’s getting old and he can’t keep up with your youthful strides.” Jughead jones called out to his three year old daughter as she scurried past the cross walk, she had just learned to walk and she seemed to skip the in between stage heading straight for running, tugging free from his hand and scurrying towards the beautiful white building, yellow daisies planted all over the front property.
Ella jones was her fathers pride and joy, she was his entire reason for being, with her dirty blonde hair and stormy grey eyes she was the most beautiful thing he had ever laid eyes on. People said she looked just like him despite the lightness of her hair he knew they were right, she was purely jones, he knew it was selfish but deep down he was eternally grateful for that.
Jessica Carpa, Jugheads ex girlfriend and the mother of his child, she was long gone, probably somewhere on a beach with a rich man who could afford her taste something Jughead had never been able to do. He could still see it clearly, the day he had come home from bringing Ella to visit F.p, she was only three weeks old when Jessica decided to pack her bags and leave them both.
“I can’t do this. I wasn’t cut out for this, motherhood is not for me. I’m not ready, I don’t think I’ll ever be ready.”
Jughead had gently placed the baby in her bassinet before turning back to his neglectful, lazy, entitled girlfriend
“Damnit Jessica, do you think I was ready for this? We’re 22 years old, I don’t know how to be a father either!”
The dirty blonde was already at the door, hands twisting around the handle of her suitcase
“You’ll be a good father. It’s best if I go now, wouldn’t want to mess her up anymore.”
And then she was gone leaving Jughead a single father and a beautiful baby girl without a mother.
“Daddy! I can go in? Look! Babies!” Ella was staring through the glass windows at the open room filled with children her age.
The dark haired man smiled down at his excited toddler, gently nudging her with his knee as she barreled through the doors, she was so exited she didn’t see the pile of nascars on the floor, just as she was about to face plant a pair of slender tan arms caught her and held her up in the air.
She was beautiful, that was the only thing running through Jugheads mind. This absolutely beautiful woman who was holding his daughter like she had known her from birth was the most good looking human being Jughead had ever seen. She had long shiny blonde hair tucked into a ponytail, pieces falling in her emerald green eyes, she wore a pair of black leggings and a plain white t shirt, her smile was bright and real, perfectly straight teeth and dimples. Everything about her screamed warm and safe.
“Woah Nellie! What a great first introduction pretty lady, you’re a wild child, I love it! First rule of The Blue and Gold daycare? Always watch out for tommys stray trucks.” The beautiful blonde straightened out Ella’s bright pink tshirt and dropped her gently on the ground next to Jughead, when she looked up Jugheads eyes caught hers. Maybe he was wrong but he was fairly certain she was checking him out.
“Hi there! You must be this little ones Daddy. My names Betty Cooper, I own the Blue and Gold, it’s great to meet you both, we’re so happy to have you.”
Jughead brain finally caught up with his mouth and he stuck his hand out to shake hers
“ Jughead jones. Thankyou so much for giving us a spot, I know how tricky it is for parents to get their kids into your daycare. You’re ranked #3 out of the top daycares in New York.”
Betty smiled, shrugging her shoulders
“It’s just a title. I read your file, as soon as I saw that you were a single father i knew I had to find a space for you. My sister was a single mother, raised two twin boys all on her own. They’re ten now and they’re the greatest kids I’ve ever met.”
Jughead smiled, she really was something else.
“Yeah.. it’s been uh.. rewarding.”
With a gentle press of her palm to his shoulder he felt more electricity shoot through him than he had ever felt with Jessica
“But hard. It’s okay. As amazing as kids are I know as well as anyone every single one is a handful.”
Jughead slumped down, his gaze falling on Ella who was preoccupied with a pile of blocks, another little girl with bright red ribbons in her hair had joined her, he almost wished he’d brought his camera to Capture the moment, pulling his eyes back to Betty he sighed
“My buddy taught her the word hate a few weeks ago. Now all I hear is “I hate this and I I hate that.” It’s a process” Betty nodded knowingly
“Well if it counts for anything I think your doing a great job, look how well she shares, that’s very rare.”
Jughead couldn’t help the pride that surged through him at the sight.
“Pickup is at three, if for any reason you’re going to be late just give me a call and we can figure it out.” Betty smiled softly, her eyelashes fluttering almost…. flirtatiously
Jughead swallowed the lump in his throat
“Yeah.. umm yes we can.. figure it out.”
And just like that the moment was broken
“Great” Betty grinned “Okay Ella. Say bye to Daddy.”
The little girl nearly flung herself at her bent down father, pressing a slobbery kiss to his cheek.
“Love you Daddy.” She smiled her toothless smile.
“Love you more buttercup.” Jughead choked out, God he was crying. He just couldn’t believe how big she was getting. Ella toddled away to play with her friends and Jughead stood up wiping the tears from his cheeks, God he was crying in front of this beautiful woman.
Betty pressed a thumb to his cheek, wiping a stray drop of water
“I cried the first time too.” And then she was off leaving a very confused Jughead.
She never mentioned having children, just that her sister did, those words left a strange feeling in Jugheads stomach.
As he watched the beautiful blonde teacher pick up his daughter and swing her around his heart ached at the scene.
Ella needed a mom, someone who could love her the way she deserved to be loved.
Maybe it was time for him to start dating again,
The only person who flew threw his mind was the woman in front of him, children surrounding her.
Oh god… he was in trouble.