Heyyy can you write a fluffy piece where betty surprises jug on his birthday and they spend the day together :D (Isn't his birthday coming up in the show) Thank you!
Hey, I hope you like this!
This is a little AU in the fact that Archie is totally okay with Bughead (since we don’t know how he feels about that yet).
Here we go. HUGE shout-out to @tewgrunge because she basically came up with everything.
Betty and Archie had gone over the plan several times - Jughead was going to spend the day with Archie and Fred Andrews. Fred was going to let them sleep in, cook them breakfast (aka his special Peanut Butter Banana Pancakes at noon), then Jughead would open his presents from Fred and Archie. He and Archie would spend a few more hours together, then Archie would make sure Jughead was outside of Pop’s Choklit Shoppe at 5:30 sharp.
Betty smoothed her floral print dress over her torso, hooked her purse over her shoulder, and made her way out her front door.
She made her way to Pop’s, ushering her surprise guests into a booth at the back. She made sure they were comfortable, then went back outside to meet Jughead at the doors.
At exactly 5:30, Jughead strolled up in front of Betty. She smiled, then quickly stood behind him and covered his eyes with her hands. “No peeking.” She murmured.
Jughead laughed. “Bets, it’s Pop’s. Plus you can barely reach my eyes.”
“You shush,” Betty smiled. “Just walk.”
“Yes ma’am.” Jughead laughed again and walked toward the entrance.
“Open the door, right in front of you,” Betty guided from behind.
Jughead opened the door, walked a few steps, then paused, waiting for Betty to direct him again.
She had him turn to the right, take a few steps, then pause.
“Okay,” She murmured, taking her eyes off his eyes. “Surprise.”
Jughead’s eyes narrowed in on the booth at the back. “Mom?” He said in awe. “Jellybean?!”
“Juggie!” Jellybean cried happily from the booth, running to hug her big brother.
“Heya, Jel,” Jughead murmured, smoothing his little sisters hair back as he embraced her.
“What are you guys doing here?” Jughead said happily, guiding his sister and girlfriend over to the booth.
“Well,” His mom smiled. “Your girlfriend here reached out to us. Seeing you on your birthday is important, honey.”
Jughead slid in across from his mom, gripping her hand as he did so.
The four of them ordered their food, catching up and laughing the entire time.
“How long are you staying?” Jughead asked, mid-bite of his burger.
“We have a room at Sweetwater Inn for the night. You can spend tonight with Betty and all day with J.B. and me tomorrow. Betty and I arranged it,” Gladys laughed.
When Gladys was finished eating, she tried to wave Pop Tate over to pay.
Betty shook her head. “It’s been taken care of,” She smiled weakly.
“What do you mean?”
“It’s been taken care of,” Betty laughed. “You came all the way down here. It’s the least I could do.”
Mrs. Jones knew there was no use arguing - Betty was obviously smart enough to pay ahead of time.
Jughead said his goodbyes to Gladys and Jellybean, promising his little sister he’d see her in just a few hours.
Betty kissed Jughead on the cheek, taking the last sip of her milkshake as she slid out of the booth.
“I left a book I need at school, will you walk with me?”
“Of course,” Jughead smiled, grabbing Betty’s hand as they left Pop’s.
“So where’s this book?” Jughead murmured as they ambled the halls of the school.
“Just in here,” Betty answered, pointing towards the office of The Blue and Gold.
Jughead smiled, grabbing Betty’s hand and pulling her into the room, flicking on the light.
There were black, blue and gold streamers intertwined throughout the room, balloons in each corner, and a stack of cupcakes on Jughead’s work space.
“How did you get this?” Jughead gasped as he saw the old projector from the Drive-In stationed in the middle of the room.
Betty shrugged. “I begged Mayor McCoy.” She smiled.
Jughead saw pillows propped on the floor, a wrapped present in the center of a blanket.
“What movie do you have set up for us?” Jughead smiled, embracing Betty.
Jughead burst out laughing.
“What!” Betty protested.
Jughead kissed the tip of her nose. “Nothing, nothing! I’m excited, I love Harry Potter. I just… wasn’t expecting Harry Potter.”
Betty tried to look mad. “You better not be making fun of me,” She smiled.
Jughead shook his head. “Never,” He kissed her lips gently, then plopped down on the blanket. “Can I open my present now?”
Betty nodded, sitting next to him. Jughead gently took off the bow and stuck it to Betty’s head, then ripped the paper off.
Jughead held the books in his hands.
“It’s a signed limited-edition copy from 1948.” Betty explained. “It’s two volumes.” She murmured, noticing Jughead hadn’t said a word yet. “Crime and Punishment. It’s your favorite book, right?”
Jughead nodded. “Betty this must have cost you a fortune.”
Betty shook her head, blushing. “No, not a fortune. I got a deal. Really, Jughead.” She inched closer to him, touching his arm. “I know that you’ve never really… gotten presents. I just wanted to make your birthday special. Do you like it?”
Jughead opened the book, a card slipping out.
‘Happy Birthday, Jughead.
“Oh, I almost forgot.” Betty said, reaching behind her for her purse. “This is from my parents.” She handed him a gift certificate for Pop’s.
“This is too much, Bets.” Jughead whispered, setting the book down.
Betty shook her head slightly. “Jughead you deserve the entire world.”
Jughead slowly caressed Betty’s cheek, pulling her into a kiss. “Thank you,” He whispered.
“You’re welcome,” She smiled. “Now, you’ll have to put the movie on because I have no idea how to work that machine.”
Jughead laughed and got to his feet, sliding things into place and pressing the correct buttons.
He got back on the floor with Betty and put his arm around her, pulling her closer.
“Mm?” She murmured.
“This is the best birthday I’ve ever had.”