Jughead & Reader: From The Beginning Part 1
Summary: You and Jughead have a knack for getting into trouble but the two of you have managed to stay above water. However, things start taking a dark turn for you and the only one there to help you through everything is Jughead Jones, your best friend you’ve been in love with since you were kids.
Requested by: my-emotional-self
Listen to: The Last Day at The Beach - Will Ackerman
“Do you think you’ll stay in Riverdale after we graduate?” Jughead asked as the two of you sat at the edge of the river at midnight, enjoying one another’s company.
You kicked your legs in the water and shrugged your shoulders, watching the ripples in the water that disrupted the reflection of the night sky. “I hope not,” you admitted.
Jughead looked at you. “Where do you want to go?” He asked.
You leaned back and rested your head on the soft blanket you always brought to the river with Jughead. He joined you, staring at the sky just like you were. “Anywhere,” you whispered as you tried to make out constellations in the sky. “What about you?”
He sighed. “I don’t think I’ll ever make it out of Riverdale, no matter how hard I try.”
You frowned and rolled onto your side to look at your best friend. “That’s not true,” you told him. “If you don’t want to stay here, you don’t have to. You’ll be eighteen and no one can stop you.”
“Where would I even go?” He turned so he was on his side facing you.
You brushed a few stray hairs out of his emerald eyes and tucked them under the rim of his beanie. “Go with me.” You smiled.
He laughed and looked down at the pattern on the blanket shyly. “I don’t know.”
“Yeah, go with me,” you said, getting excited about the idea of Jughead being by your side, even after graduation. “We can travel around the country together and when we get tired of it, we can find some place to stay and work. Then when we get restless again we’ll travel the world.”
He smiled at you. “You like to dream, don’t you?”
You adjusted yourself so you were on your back, staring at the stars again. “It’s the only thing that keeps me sane nowadays.”