Bitter Sweet Punches
Two Combined Requests: “ hello! i love your writting and could u write something ab archie cheating w veronica,reader gets really upset and distance herself from the whole group bc she can’t stand seeing V and archie. archie is in trouble and the only one who helps him is the reader even tho he hurted her, he realizes the girl he truly loves is the reader so he tells her but she just tells him he deserves V in a cold sarcastic tone lol “ and “ basically a imagine where archie cheats on reader with veronica so jughead(her bestfriend) conforts her and confronts archie”
Pairings: Archiexreader ((hah lol not for long)) Jugheadxreader, Archiexvernoica mentioned
Warnings:oh the infidelity, swearing, angst, fighting, long fic thats dialogue heavy
A/N: Some of you will love this, others will hate it. Archie is a terrible person in this fic so my apologies…also vernoica isnt exactly a lovely person. Im going to try and write a bunch of requests between today and tomorrow so please be patient.
“WAIT YN! HEAR ME OUT!”
“NO!” You turned on your heels and let Archie crash into you before you pushed him back into the chest.
“Just no Archie. No.” You took off running, tears streaming down your face. Never did you think you’d walk in on your boyfriend…exboyfriend and your best friend…ex best friend. You couldn’t believe Archie and Ronnie could do this to you.
And that was essentially it. You drifted out of the group completely after that. The sight of Ronnie and Archie together burned at the start and fading out of the group was the only way to make it hurt less. Nobody besides the 3 of ye knew why you stopped hanging out with the core group.
As far as they knew you and Archie broke up badly and then he started dating Veronica, not that he started dating Veronica and then ye broke up badly. You were tired of fighting and just let everyone just accepted you gaining distance…well almost everybody.
Jughead Jones, conscientious objector and best friend had stayed by your side almost completely but even that relationship wasn’t the same. His constant berating of your past relationship with Archie was neither pleasant or helpful, and you reminded him of this often.
“Hey loner” Jughead threw himself against the lockers adjacent to yours.
“Oh hey loser” you closed the locker and headed side by side towards the door.
“So can I tempt you into accompanying me to Satan’s disco?”
“Cheryl’s party? Nah I’d rather pull my eyes out”
“Oh that sounds like fun can I come” he grinned.
“You should still go though with the gang”
“It’s not going to be the same”
“It’ll still be fun”
“Why did you and Archie have to break uuuuuppp” he whined “if ye had stayed together then we could have all gone and we could have just stood in the corner and just let Archie work the room like usual” you rolled your eyes.
“Give it a rest Jug”
“But it’s tru…”
“I said give it a rest!” I snapped interrupting him. He raised his hands up in surrender granting another roll of your eyes.
“Are you ever going to tell your BEST and CLOSEST friend what actually happened between you two?”
“Nah Kevin doesn’t need to know” he shoved across the car park, both laughing.
He had a point though. You should have probably told him after it happened and you came running to his trailer, he didn’t ask questions at first, just held you there.
“Have fun tonight” you winked before hoping into your car and driving off.
Sms: TarantinoStan Xx: OH FUCK YN!!! SHIT HAS HIT THE FAN AT CHERYLS AND ITS SO ENTERTAINING!!!- 11.45pm
Sms:YNNxX: What’s happened?! -11.46pm
Sms: TarantinoStan Xx: Archie caught Veronica with Reggie and things have rightly gone to shit, Kevin and I are just eating popcorn, I’m just going.to head home-11.49pm
You reread the message and as if on cue a rapid knocking came to the door. If your parents were home they would have lost their minds to find the redhead on your doorstep.
“Uhhhh" is all you could muster as the rain soaked boy stood in front of you like he had seen a ghost.
He reluctantly let himself in, slipping past you while your eyes were stuck to where he stood.
“Whaaatt are you doing here Archie” you followed him into the kitchen where he was pacing frantically.
“YN! IM REALLY SORRY FOR WHAT HAPPENED WITH US AND I NOW UNDERSTAND HOW MUCH IVE HURT YOU!” he span around and caught you by your shoulders.
“It’s only now you’re understanding you hurt me?” You couldn’t believe what he was saying.
“Yeah…” Archie kissed you then. He was familiar and for a second you enjoyed it but then that second ended.
“Archie what the hell is wrong with you?!” You pushed him back roughly.
“C'mon ynn I love you!”
“No! No you don’t! You have no idea what that word means!”
“But I do because I realised I love you when I saw Veronica and Reggie!”
“It shouldn’t have taken that! You don’t love me and I don’t love you!” His face twisted with your comment, he wasn’t used to rejection.
“WELL NOBODY ELSE LOVES YOU!” You gasped to this and regret painted Archie’s face for a moment but then it changed again.
“You and Veronica deserve each other” your tone was the coldest it’s ever been, sarcasm dripping from every letter.
“At least I can say I deserve someone” he bit back.
“GET OUT OF MY HOUSE! GET THE FUCK OUT OF MY HOUSE!” You pushed him back out the door slamming the door in his face. You pressed your back against the door and slid down it to the ground crying.
*Sms:Ynn: so yn do you wanna tell me why Archie came storming home swearing you out of it orrrrr -1:07am
*Sms: TarantinoStan Xx: No I don’t want to talk about it -1.10am
*Sms:Ynn: okay I’m on the way over. 1.11am
*Sms: TarantinoStan Xx: no juggy no.
But you knew there was no point and he was already cycling through the rain to your house. He was always the same.
As predicted 15minutes later he came swinging in your bedroom window.
“Yn what the hell happe…were you crying?” he immediately closed the distance between you two and hugged you tightly as you cried into his already rain soaked hoodie. He rocked you gently from side to side until you stopped crying but still held you close to him.
“Ynn can you just please give me some kind of inclination as to what happened, please” he barely whispered it but it was enough.
You took his hand in yours and sat down together on the bed where you told him everything and by the end there was total silence from both parties.
“Okay so…right okay…mmmm” Jughead was trying to comprehend the new version he saw of his ginger best friend.
“Okay, I’ll be right back” he stood up and moved for the window but you kept hold of his hand bringing him back to you.
“Where are you going?!”
“I have to kill Archie” you smiled but realised his tone wasn’t that of a joking one.
“Jughead you can’t kill archie” you chuckled, brushing your cheeks with the edge of your sleeve.
“I can and i will, I can’t believe what he did to you…what he said to you….no one is good enough for you, no one deserves you” his sad eyes stayed fixed to the carpet.
“You…you are more than good enough for me” jugheads voice was shaky and his sudden movement caught you off guard as he dropped your hand and caught your face, bringing you into a kiss. You kissed him back smilingly until you broke apart grinning.
“Umm sorry I just..sorry” Jugheads voice was the smallest you had ever heard it.
“Please don’t be sorry” he enclosed his hand around yours again before you met in a kiss again.
“I want to be with you more than anything Juggy, Ive known for so long”
“Thats all i ever wanted to hear”
“Oh god we’re so cheesy” you nudged and he laughed.
“Now if you’ll excuse me” jughead moved from you as fast as possible and ran down the stairs with you close behind him screaming “JUG! STAY AWAY FROM ARCHIE” but he was beyond the point of reason.
Archie idled in the kitchen, making a snack and reevaluating his life choices. His absentminded thoughts were interrupted as Jughead came shooting in the back door, jostling him back against the fridge.
“JESUS CHRIST JUGHEAD WHAT THE HELL?!” Jughead pressed Archie against the fridge with his forearm, the other arm basically at his throat
“Why did you say what you said to my yn”
“I don’t know what youre talking about!” jughead pushed against Archie again and he let out a pained groan.
“Fuck Jughead, have you ever considered Football” he attempted a smile
“I’m not in the fucking mood Archie. Why.did.you.say.what.you.said.to.my.ynn?”
“Why does it matter to you?” Archie choked out, the pressure being applied on his throat was getting too much.
You came bursting in the door, heaving from the run but still finding the breath to gasp at the sight before you.
“JUGHEAD STOP!” Jugheads eyes flashed to you and he instantly released the pressure on Archies throat, turning his back to him.
“Wait you called her “my ynn”…are you two…are you two a thing or something” archie rubbed his reddened throat while gesturing between the two of you with a finger.
“Why do you care” jughead bit, mimicking Archies earlier question, still not facing him.
“Really jughead? You’re going to date my waste of space ex” you bit your lip and fixed your eyes to the ground, begging yourself not to cry again.
Jughead turned in one swift motion sending his fist to meet the side of of Archie’s jaw with force, sending him to the floor.
“Oh my god jughead…” you blinked hard to try and see what was in front of as jughead stood over archie who was holding his jaw.
“Come on Yn lets go.” Jugheads voice was bitter as he walked away, taking your hand.
The two of you strolled back to your home hand in hand, total silence as if nothing ever happened.
You woke up tangled in Jughead with the Sunday sun warming you both.
“Morning Mike Tyson” you rubbed your fingers over the little marks on jugheads left hand, kissing his cheek.
“Now theres a good way to wake up in the morning” he kissed the top of your head and you both cuddled closer into each other.
“I think we should talk to Archie today…”
“yeah…Jughead I love you and I want to put all this behind us so we can move on”
“You love me?” you blushed not realising you had let slip.
“I love you too…I love you so much and I want to move on too” you kissed again, neither of you making a move.