Work hard, play hard

Jughead Jones x Reader

The pictures for episode 8 motivated to write this. Enjoy!

With Jughead living with the Andrews now it was strange having my best friend only a few doors down the street. It was even weirder walking past Andrews construction and seeing Jughead, Archie, Kevin, Moose and a few other guys working together. What made it so weird is that Jughead was willingly working with Moose considering he is a jock.

“Is that Jughead Jones doing some heavy lifting?” I joked walking into the work yard, Mr Andrews throwing me a hard hat as soon as he seen me.

“Thanks!” Catching the helmet before it hit me in the face or winded me.

“What are you doing here?” Archie asked walking over to me with Jughead. Their clothes covered in dirt and sweat dripping off their faces.

“I was just going for a walk and this is what I find” Slightly smirking at the two sweaty, dirty boys in front of me.

“Well you’ve made my day so much brighter” Jug joked placing my helmet on my head, moving some stray hairs from in front of my face.

Looking up into his blue-green eyes, a small smile evident on my face as well as his, a slight blush gracing my cheeks. My heart was beating like crazy at the small action Jughead had went too. We’ve sat closer than this in Pops, we’ve even sat on each other when we’ve argued over a seat in the student lounge at school and never has my body reacted like this before.

“Here to help?” Archie chimed in clearing his throat, Jughead standing beside me, throwing his arm around my shoulder. “Could always use an extra pair of hands” He smiled, wiping his face with his t-shirt.

“I’ll make coffees and a food run?” I offered not really wanting to spend most of my day sweating but I don’t mind watching.

Work hard, play hard” Jughead winked.

“Okay princess” Archie joked rolling his eyes. “Dad, Y/N’s going to help” He shouted over to Fred.

After getting everyone’s orders for Pops, I left everyone to get back to work, Mr Andrews letting me use the truck thanks to the huge orders from these half grown men not to mention the fully grown men.


Returning back to the work yard half an hour later and the help of Pops helping put all the orders in the truck. Parking the truck I was going to beep the horn but the sight of a shirtless Archie and Jughead in a vest, I couldn’t take my eyes off them. Why had I never noticed how attractive two of my best friends are. Finally getting myself together, I beeped the horn and jumped out of the truck.

“Lunch boys!” I shouted even though everyone turned everything off and vacated their work stations as soon as I tooted the horn.

“Burger, fries, onion rings, black coffee and a chocolate milkshake” Jug grinned looking at his order. “You’re the best” Kissing my cheek as he took his order.

Watching as Jughead walked towards the office I couldn’t help but notice how defined his shoulder blades looked through his vest, how his black jeans with the suspenders slightly clung to his hips and his famous black boots, food bag in one hand and his safety helmet in the other and of course his beanie still on his curly locks, somehow.

“He’s a lot happier now isn’t he?” I spoke to Archie, as he stood beside me at the truck watching me as I watched Jughead.

“He’s not drowning anymore” Archie agreed, nudging me with his shoulder, a smirk decorating his lips. “He’s always a lot happier after seeing you too” He winked, taking his order, kissing my other cheek and following Jugheads footsteps, leaving me with my jaw on the floor and a swell in my heart.

Everyone talks about how shitty and stupid customers are, why don’t we ever talk about the cool ones? 

-Bilingual children translating for their parents/grandparents like a boss

-The drunk guy you had to deny a sale to and he took it so well and maybe even thanked you for keeping him safe

-The random peeps in a long check out line who stop to tell you you’re doing an amazing job

-The regulars who have your back when someone starts giving you a hard time

-Customers who let you know to keep an eye on someone for shoplifting

-Bros who insist on cleaning up their own mess/spill

-The really upbeat/cheery mom/aunt type customer that just kind of brightens your day a bit

Feel free to add, you guys. You know who they are, let’s give them some love.


5.2.17 Doing some reading with @lightninginthecolliednight! It’s a rainy day and we’re watching the world go by with some lunch. I got the best mark I’ve ever gotten at uni yet on my recent work and I am so happy! We’ve started a new human geography unit and I’m finding it really interesting. Hope everyone is having a great weekend! I’m drinking lots of coffee and doing some more reading xxx emily