Call Me A Safe Bet, I'm Betting I'm Not - Chapter 1 - ImJustLikeMe - Riverdale (TV 2017) [Archive of Our Own]
An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
***MUCHO GRACIAS TO MY GIRL @oleekingcole FOR THE HEADER***
Fandom: Riverdale (TV 2017)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Betty Cooper/Jughead Jones, Betty Cooper & Jughead Jones
Characters: Jughead Jones, Betty Cooper, Minor Characters
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe, Soulmates, Soulmate-Identifying Marks
“Even though scientists are still quite baffled after multiple millennia of medical and technological advances of exactly how the soulmarks work, there has been enough research and study that we now know when and how to expect them… There has yet to be one soulmate coupling occur before the female has experienced a menstrual cycle and the male to begin producing sperm. In short, soulmarks have never appeared before entering puberty…
There are many, many more cases in which two people have insisted they are soulmates only to not mark with one another. All in all, only about 3% of couplings are correct in predicting they are soulmates before marks form.”
Betty Cooper is four years old when she meets Jughead Jones.
She knows he is her soulmate, he’s not so sure.
My Thoughts : So typically, soulmates AU’s don’t tickle my fancy. One night, when I had felt like I’d read everything on ao3, this one popped up with an update so I jumped in and read all 5 chapters in a row. I commented on every chapter, and there was one chapter that I had started sobbing, because it was so so beautiful, yet heart-breaking. I think that @anactualcaseofthetruth woke up to a ton of notifications from ao3 that morning lol. Long story short, I am SO SO SO glad that I jumped into this fic when I did. It starts out with young Bughead, and follows them as they grow up, and how their relationship changed and grows. With the most recent update, we are now at the age where Riverdale starts. It’s a little bit angsty, especially closer to the beginning of the fic, but so worth it. @anactualcaseofthetruth is SUCH a talented writer. I HIGHLY recommend this one, even if you’re not usually a fan of soulmate AU’s. Trust me, you’ll be hooked.