Lend Me Your Jacket - It’s the morning after the Homecoming dance and Jughead is still upset with Betty after everything that happened, but even through his anger and their fighting, he still remains to be a gentleman
Runaways - Jughead decides to get on the bus to Florida after all, and Betty decides to join him
You Are Not Alone - Betty comforts Jughead after his mom says he can’t move to Toledo with her
Wash My Hair - Jughead finds himself in a sticky situation when a little girl drops an ice cream cone in his hair at a carnival, and Betty offers to wash it for him
We’re Not Invincible - Jughead comforts Betty after she find “Go to hell Serpent Slut” written on her locker
Secrets Revealed (1,2,3,4,5) - Betty and Jughead’s friends and family find out about their relationship [COMPLETE]
The Marriage Pact (1) - Betty and Jughead made a pact when they were younger - if neither of them are married by thirty-five, they will just tie the knot with each other. Will Jughead sabotage every relationship Betty has in the meantime just so he can fulfill the pact?
Missing (1) (2) - Betty gets kidnapped and her friends band together to search for her [COMPLETE]
The Girl From the Journal (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) - Jughead Jones has been writing about a girl he has never met before, but when he leaves his journal at his favorite coffee shop one day, an unsuspecting young woman finds it without knowing that the stranger who wrote it was actually writing about her
A Car With a Story (1) - Betty and her father have decided to fix up cars together again in order to fix Betty’s broken heart after Jughead moved to Toledo. As she comes across these old cars, she imagines what her life with Jughead could have been like if they were around with these cars were in their prime. Will this help her come to terms with why Jughead left? Or will it make her miss him even more?
Riding Into Danger (1) - Jughead is there for Betty when she gets herself into trouble searching for her newfound brother
Friends With Benefits (1) (2) (3) (4) [COMPLETE] - AU: Jughead never went to Riverdale High and never became friends with Betty and the gang the way they were supposed to. Archie, Jughead, and Betty were close in middle school, but once they parted ways and Jughead followed in his father’s footsteps of becoming a Serpent, their relationship was never the same.
And I’m doomed
With a gun against my head
Gun against my head
Alone myself I stand
—Delta Spirit, Running
don’t know how I’m going to survive two weeks without you.”
could feel Betty smile against his chest before she pulled away to give an
affectionate swipe of her thumb across his chin. “We’ve been apart for longer
He replied, running his hands down the curve of her waist while they cozied on
her small twin bed. At nearly four in the morning, he knew time was dwindling
down until his flight took off for New York, and he’d be stuck helping his mom
take care of her estranged sister. “But we weren’t dating then.”
you’ll forget about me?” she teased in a softer voice, pressing a kiss to the angle
of his jaw and moving her lips down to the side of his neck.
sighed in deep contentment, happy to have her in his arms and reluctant to let
her go. “Betty, I don’t think anyone who’s met you would be able to.”
Characters: Archie, Betty, Ronnie, Cheryl, Josie, Reggie, Principal Weatherbee
Authors Note: Next chapter will be in Jughead’s POV yay
“What the actual fuck?”
Cheryl was the first to speak, as she stared at Principal Weatherbee in
disbelief. Betty felt the same way. What the hell was Weatherbee doing out
here? Especially after he yelled at them to stay inside? Was this even
Weatherbee? Did he have an identical twin she didn’t know about?
Weatherbee said, his voice strained. His hand clutched his shoulder, blood
staining his shirt. Betty had a vague idea of what might have happened to his
“Okay, now is really not
the time for you to say that.” Betty said.
“Principal Weatherbee, what
are you doing out here?” Archie demanded.
“I think the better
question is, what are the three of you doing here?” He asked.
“Tough luck, Principal
Weatherbee. You don’t get to ask the questions here.” Cheryl snapped.
Weatherbee looked at each
of them and when his eyes locked into Betty’s, she felt a chill run down her
spine. Weatherbee’s usual cold brown eyes were tinged red and she could sense a
sort of anger in them. Or was it hunger?
“Fine.” He said, sighing.
“I got out of the school to try and escape.”
“Escape?” Betty repeated.
“Zombie apocalypses aren’t
controlled. It’s likely someone inside the school is affected too. So…I ran.”
“Someone inside the school
is affected?!” Archie exclaimed.
“I said it’s likely, not
that I was sure.” Weatherbee responded. “I wanted to give myself my best
chance. I mean, it’s only a matter of time before a bunch of kids break out.
And when they do…it’s gonna attract all those zombies and I won’t make it. I
needed to escape.”
“So you left all those kids
in there?” Betty said in disbelief.
“Well, yes. I had to watch
out for myself first.” Weatherbee said.
“You disgust me.” Cheryl spat. “You were supposed to keep us
safe. You were supposed to be in charge. What was the point of the speech, then? Pretending like you actually cared about us? You don’t give a damn
about anyone but yourself. You’re nothing but a selfish coward.”
“Tell me something I don’t
know, Ms. Blossom.” Weatherbee gave them a cruel smile. “Now how about you go
your way and I go mine?”
“Well, we can’t really let
you do that now, can we?” Betty looked pointedly at his shoulder. “You’ve been
“So? What does it matter to
you?” Weatherbee avoided her eyes.
“Well, for one, you could
go crazy and come after us.” Betty said.
“Well, what should we do?”
Archie asked. “I mean…we can’t kill him.”
“No, we can’t.” Said
Cheryl. “But we can lock him up.”
“Excuse me?” Principal
Weatherbee took a step back, as if he was legitimately scared of three skinny
“You know, that isn’t a bad
idea.” Betty said, playing along and titling her head. “But where would we put him?”
“We could throw him in the
dustbin.” Archie suggested, trying to hide his grin. “I mean, he does belong
“You will do no such
thing!” Weatherbee shouted.
“Calm your tits, Principal
Weatherbee.” Cheryl rolled her eyes. “That was a joke.”
“Just don’t run into us
again.” Betty said. She turned to her friends. “Let’s head back.”
They nodded in response and
the three of them began to make their way back.
“Wait, you’re just leaving
me here?!” Weatherbee yelled after them.
“Yup!” Cheryl responded,
sticking her middle finger out at him and smiling.
When they got back to where
they’d left Veronica, Reggie and Josie, they realized things weren’t the same
as they had been when they left. For one, Reggie had a bloody wooden plank in
his hand and Veronica had heels in her hand as well, blood visibly dripping
from the pointy ends and Josie had what appeared to be a can of pepper spray in
her hand. Their clothes were splattered with blood, and oh, there were two dead
bodies lying near them.
“Oh my god!” Betty
exclaimed, running over to Veronica. “What happened?”
“Zombies.” Veronica said.
“And you…killed them?”
Cheryl seemed genuinely impressed, which wasn’t an easy task to accomplish.
“Yeah.” Reggie shrugged.
“With…heels, pepper spray
and a wooden plank?” Archie looked at them in surprise.
“Yeah.” Josie said. “We
just reacted quickly, I guess.”
“Woah.” Archie mumbled. “I mean, woah, that’s insane! And also sort
of extremely amazing.”
“Duh.” Veronica flipped her
hair. “And you thought you were the
badasses for investigating.”
“What did you guys find,
anyway?” Reggie asked.
Weatherbee.” Archie said.
“What?” Josie’s mouth
dropped open. “He left?”
“Yeah.” Archie rolled his
eyes. “He’s a fucking asshole.”
“So where should we go
now?” Betty asked, looking around at them.
“Thornhill.” Cheryl said.
“That’s definitely the place JJ would go to be safe. Polly will most probably
be with him.”
“Yeah, I agree.” Betty
said, nodding her head.
“Okay, but we probably need
a weapon that isn’t just…what we have now.” Veronica said, digging around in
her bag. Betty didn’t even realize she had it. Her own bag was probably lying
around somewhere back at the school.
“You’re right.” Reggie
said, nodding. “We were able to kill two zombies but I don’t think we’d be able
to handle, say, a dozen.”
“Well, what should we do?”
“We have guns at
Thornhill.” Cheryl said, making everyone whip their heads toward her.
“Look, this is great for
our situation but…why do you have guns at
your house?” Josie asked.
“It’s for situations like
this. Emergencies.” Cheryl explained. “I mean, when you’re the richest family
in Riverdale, you’re going to make some enemies. And you need to learn how to
defend yourself against them.”
“That makes sense, I
guess.” Archie mumbled.
“So how many guns do you
have?” Veronica asked, wiping the blood off her heels with a tissue. She looked
like superhero cleaning up after slaying the villains. Which was sort of what
she did. But with her heels. How
badass could one person get?
“Four, I think.” Cheryl
said. “Mom and Dad had one each and Nana Rose had one. I think we might have an
“Okay, I can shoot and
since Cheryl’s family owns guns, I’m assuming she can too. Who else can shoot a
gun?” Veronica asked, looking at the rest of them.
Cheryl nodded and Betty
assumed that meant she could shoot.
“Wait, you can shoot a gun?
Why?” Archie asked, staring at Veronica with wide eyes.
“I think I can?” Betty
said, making Veronica’s eyes dart to her. She blushed at the impressed look on
the raven haired girl’s face. “I mean, I took archery lessons for a while. And
I’ve always been pretty good at those shooting games. So…yeah, that’s better
than nothing I guess.”
“It is.” Veronica grinned
“Alright then.” Cheryl
said. “To Thornhill.”
“Wait, are we walking all
the way?” Archie asked. “Because there are a lot of abandoned cars lying
“What if the sound attracts
the zombies though?” Betty asked.
“We’ll just run them over.” Reggie rolled his eyes. “I’m
too tired to walk.”
“Sounds like a plan.” Josie
“Okay, so do we just—like—get
in a car and go?” Veronica looked questioningly at Archie.
“Uh, yeah, I guess.” Archie
walked over to a minivan left with most of the doors open. He poked his head in
and turned back to the group. “They keys are still in. Let’s go.”
“I’ll drive.” Cheryl said,
going over to the driver’s seat. Josie sat next to her and Archie and Reggie
sat in the middle.
Veronica climbed into the
backseat and Betty quickly followed.
“Oh, wait, Cheryl.”
Veronica leaned forward toward Cheryl. “Could you stop by a store? I could use
Betty looked down at
Veronica’s feet and realized they were bare. Veronica caught Betty staring and
grinned. “Got a foot fetish, Betty?”
“Yes.” Betty responded,
rolling her eyes. “Your feet are magnificent, Ronnie.”
you know what i love about riverdale is we’re only 3 episodes in and it’s already pretty nuts- nuts enough that i think it’s time i sat you all down and told you about the afterlife with archie. there are major spoilers for the series ahead, but even knowing this spoilers it’s still a wild ride and i recommend reading.
so basically the afterlife with archie starts when jughead’s dog, hot dog, is hit by a car and killed. and jughead takes him to sabrina and is like, please save my dog, and sabrina is like well i’m not great at necromancy but i can try???
well it brings back the damn dog as a zombie, hot dog bites jughead, jughead shows up to the fall dance and just fucking tears into ethel, and all hell breaks loose
so now we’ve got the archie gang on the run from the hordes of the undead in the woods of westchester county, and there’s a lot of weird side plots like cheryl killed jason because he was creepy and abusive and killed her dog and how veronica’s butler is like, possibly part of the occult and wait, there’s more
as punishment for her black magic, sabrina’s aunts remove her mouth and sentence her to the netherealm for a year- but her interdimensional travel is somehow interrupted and she wakes up in the realm of the elder gods- you know, the elder gods. those kooky folks. and so now, in this actual comics canon, sabrina is the actual bride of actual cthulu, and the leader of the undead horde- i wish i was making this up. i truly do
josie and the pussycats are 100 year old vampires. this is not related to the main plot.
it turns out the person that hit hot dog was reggie- and reggie, out of guilt, is like, im going to turn myself over to the horde, i’m going to end this- and it WOULDVE WORKED, it ACTUALLY WOULDVE BROKEN THE SPELL, but fucking sabrina, teenage witch, bride of cthulu, is like- reggie. my man. my main guy. if you kill betty cooper, i’ll give you midge and she’ll love you and you can be with her forever and reggie is like well sure that’s worth more than humanity, yeah
this series started in 2013 and is only on issue 11 it’s a fucking disaster and you all have to read it
also they call zombie jughead “jugdead” and somehow everyone is like yeah thats tonally appropriate
bughead fanfiction - chapter seven - zombie au - unbeta’d
“True love never sleeps.
It dances in your dreams.”
there between Betty and his father. The way she stares with tearful eyes, a
nose red and shadows in in her gaze. Trust, Jughead recognizes. A bond he knows
they’ve developed through the horrors they’ve faced together.
It bothers him only
in the sense that he hates they had to experience the horrors at all. He can’t
quite fathom the gratitude he has for Betty and her quick thinking, and he can’t
describe the gratitude he has in his father for protecting Betty (which he has
no doubt that such was done).
asleep by FP, her insistence in staying there with them held with little
rebuttal. Her small hand cradles his in her own, and across from them, Jughead
watches as Betty keeps hers upon his clammy forehead.
Characters: Archie Andrews, Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge, Reggie Mantle, Josie McCoy, Cheryl Blossom + a whole lot of zombies
The Story So Far(Recap): The gang hears about the zombie infestation when they’re at school. They don’t know much except it started in Riverdale Hospital less than 12 hours ago. Cheryl, Josie and Reggie are breaking out of school each for their own reasons. After Betty learns that Polly is out there, she joins them and Archie and Ronnie go with her. They decide to go to Thornhill as the Blossoms have guns there and Polly and Jason are most likely there. On their way, they encounter Ms.Grundy as a zombie, which brings up unpleasant memories for Archie and Reggie. They find out that the rest of the Blossoms are now zombies and Polly and Jason were there at Thornhill but not anymore. They get the guns, comfortable clothing and other stuff. Meanwhile, Jughead, Lara (an OC) and Kevin find out that there are zombies inside the school so they too get out.
Veronica reacted quickly. Maybe it was a poor reaction but
hey, it was better than standing and screaming, which is what everyone else
did. She saw the umbrella stand near the door, lunged and grabbed the first one
she saw, which happened to one with a long, pointy end.
Reggie had shoved his backpack into the zombie’s mouth and
it was angrily, and sort of stupidly, biting into it. Veronica drew the
umbrella back like a baseball bat and—
The umbrella hit the zombie with such force that its head
turned completely to the side with a sickening crack. The backpack fell out of
its mouth as a lump of skin peeled off its face. It didn’t seem particularly
It lunged back at Reggie, who scrambled away from it.
Veronica saw him glance at Cheryl as his hand went to his waistband. In a swift
move, he had the gun out. Before anyone could object or even do anything, he
had shot a hole into the zombie’s head. It collapsed, dark blood oozing out of
“Oh my god.” Cheryl was staring at Reggie with wide eyes.
“What have you done?”
“I didn’t have much of a choice.” Reggie spat.
“Yes, you did.” Cheryl’s eyes dropped slowly to her father’s
dead body. “You—you could’ve—“
“I could’ve what?”
Reggie snapped. “Turned into zombie lunch?”
“Shut up.” Cheryl whispered. “Just shut up.”
“Let’s get out of here.” Veronica said. “Let’s just drive
out of town.”
“Hang on.” Archie said. He disappeared into the house and
returned a moment later, holding a bunch of knives.
“We’re gonna need these.” He said, handing one to everyone.
He handed a gun along with that to Veronica.
“Here.” He said, as she took it from him. “I can’t shoot it
Reggie held out his gun to Cheryl too. The redheaded girl
stared at the gun as if it were a ghost, then turned and left.
“Seriously, Reggie?” Betty rolled her eyes at him. “You just
shot her dad with that gun! How do
you expect her to take it?”
“Whatever.” Reggie mumbled, tucking the gun into his waistband instead. He tugged on a jacket before he ditched his backpack, mumbling
something about zombie germs, before he headed out as well.
“Well, let’s go.” Veronica said, and the others followed her
Cheryl sat in the driver’s seat of their stolen minivan.
Veronica turned to Josie. “I want to sit next to Cheryl.”
She said. “Switch with me?”
Josie shrugged and offered a small smile. “Sure.”
Veronica climbed into the front seat next to Cheryl and
slammed the door shut. She exhaled slowly before turning to the other girl.
Cheryl stared straight ahead, unblinking but Veronica could see the tear stains
on her cheeks.
“Cheryl…” She began softly. “I know how—“
“Stop.” Cheryl said sharply. “You know nothing, Veronica
“Cheryl, I’m just trying to help you.” Veronica said.
“I don’t want help.” Cheryl lifted a hand to dab at her
eyes. “And I don’t need it either.”
“Cheryl, you just saw your
own father being—“
Cheryl’s voice was shrill and fragile, on the verge of breaking. “I do not want to talk about this right now,
okay? It’s too soon.”
“Of course.” Veronica paused, biting her lip. “Can I give
you a hug though?”
“Yes, please.” Cheryl said and turned to Veronica, wrapping
her arms around the tiny girl’s body. Veronica ran her hands along Cheryl’s
shuddering shoulders as the other girl buried her head in the crook of her
“I’m sorry, Cheryl.” Veronica said softly. “I’m so, so
She felt Cheryl nod in response. They pulled away slowly,
looking into each other’s eyes. Then Cheryl quickly leaned forward, brushing a
kiss against Veronica’s cheeks, dangerously close to her lips.
“Thank you.” Cheryl whispered, before turning back to the
turned around to see Betty glaring at her. “Can we go now?”
Reggie, Archie and Josie were watching the exchange with
amused looks on their faces.
“You jealous, Bets?” Veronica cocked an eyebrow at the
Betty blushed bright red. “Why would I be jealous?” She
mumbled, turning away.
Veronica smirked, turning back to the front.
“Okay, so where are we going now?” Cheryl asked.
“Out of town.” Reggie said. He sat alone in the back seat,
while Josie, Archie and Betty sat in the middle. He looked pale and sweaty,
Veronica noticed. He was probably still shaken from his near-death experience
and killing someone. Veronica wondered how he wasn’t breaking down.
Cheryl didn’t respond. She simply started the car and drove.
“I can’t believe we’re leaving Riverdale.” Archie said
softly, after they’d been driving in silence for a while. They were almost out.
In fact, they were very close to the town’s edge.
“I know.” Betty said. “Where would we even go?”
“People will probably help us, right?” Veronica said. “Let’s
just go to the closest town and find the police station and tell them what’s
There was a pause before Josie spoke up.
“Do you think they’ll believe us?” She asked.
“What do you mean? Of course they’ll believe us.” Veronica
“I hope so.” Josie responded and went quiet, turning away.
Veronica furrowed her eyebrows, looking around at all of
them. All of them wore matching expressions of sadness, a deep sadness that she
couldn’t quite understand.
“Guys, why are you all so upset?” She asked.
“We’re losing everything, Ronnie.” Betty whispered, looking
at her. “Our families, our homes, our lives.
I mean, you’re losing your mom too. Aren’t you upset about that?”
“Well, to be honest, I’ve been doing my best to avoid
thinking about that and—“ Veronica paused, her gaze fixed on Reggie.
“Reggie?” She said. “You okay?”
He gave a low grunt in response and curled up in a ball, his
hand scratching at his shoulder.
“Reggie?” Veronica repeated. Everyone was staring at him
“Maybe he’s asleep?” Josie suggested.
“I don’t know…” Veronica trailed off. She was slightly
suspicious now, but didn’t want to voice her thoughts.
“Um, guys?” Cheryl said, but no one paid any attention,
focusing on Reggie instead.
Veronica turned to look at her—and gasped, her eyes widening
They were surrounded by zombies, closing in on them from all
directions. There was a huge mob in the front and more emerging from the
buildings in the sides and a few following behind them. Some moved sluggishly
slow, some ran at them at full speed.
“Oh my god.” Betty breathed. She leaned forward, pointing.
Veronica didn’t have to squint to look. Beyond the crowd of
zombies, there was long, tall fence, made out of barbed wire. A fence she’d
never seen before. A fence that hadn’t been there a day ago. A fence that
prevented them from leaving.
“Oh my god.” Veronica whispered. Her own voice sounded far
away. She felt the blood rushing to her head.
“Cheryl, turn around!” Archie yelled, his voice sounding as
if he was speaking underwater. “Drive, Cheryl! Go!”
Veronica smashed into the side of the car as Cheryl jerked
it around. There were so many of them. So many zombies. They were everywhere
she looked. Their numbers seemed to be increasing every time she blinked. She
raised a hand to clutch her spinning head. She heard Betty say her name,
followed by something else she couldn’t hear. She raised her eyes to the road,
watching the zombies get closer, closer…she could vaguely hear some growling
and yelling in the back of the car…
Everything went black just before Cheryl crashed into a
Author’s Note: Hello! It is I, back from the dead. So sorry this took so long. I’ll try to get the next one up so soon but…no promises. Thanks to that one anon who told me to update I love you. Please let me know what you think bc feedback is the fucking best. Thank you for reading!
So i thought i could make a post to collect the many prompts for Jarchie AU fics that i’ve seen hinted around here on tumblr so that some of you might be inspired to write some fics. Feel free to reblog and add your own prompts.
Also, most of these fit Beronica as well, as main or secondary couple (it also fits Bughead for that matters)
-Life is Strange AU Where Jughead gets rewind powers and saves Archie
-Percy Jackson AU
-Doctor Who AU
Where Jughead is a Time Lord and Archie is his companion
Where Jughead is the Alien prince
-Little Mermaid AU
Where Archie is a merman and Jughead is the troubled prince
-Neverland AU Where one is Pan and the other is Wendy.
-Afterlife with Archie AU
Where a supernatural zombie apocalypse occurs and Jughead is the patient 0
-Stranger Things AU Where the characters are just kids and have to deal with the Upside Down
-Struck by a Lighting AU
Where Jughead gets struck by a lightning and dies
-Bridge to Terabithia AU
Where Jughead introduces Archie to the world of fantasy and then dies
-Dirk Gently AU
Where Jughead is an Holistic Detective and Archie is his partner
Where the Core Four become Kings and Queens of a fantasy world
Where Archie is the Prince and Betty is the daughter of some good guys while Jughead is the children of a Villain and so is Veronica
Where Archie and Jughead witness Jason’s murder
I have more ideas for most of these prompts, so if you are interested in developing some don’t hesitate asking me about it in chat, i’m good with AUs.
Also some of the ones i listed are already in development by some writer but there’s no such thing as too many in fics, am i right?
You seem pretty familiar with Archie lore. Where do you recommend starting on the comics/When did the current run start?
hey pal! the way i started reading archie was that growing my mom would buy me a double digest every time we went grocery shopping so i’d pick up a random one each week w no particular order to them lol. but if you want a good starting point here are some more recent ones:
this is part of the new riverdale run and it’s probably the most popular archie comic right now? or at least on tumblr. this is the one where jughead’s confirmed as asexual and the majority of the posts you see on here about the comics are most likely about this series. also it’s so funny and ridiculous and i love it so much omg
this series kicked off the new riverdale verse and it’s so good??? archie’s a bit dumb but that’s kinda expected, and all ya favs feature pretty prominently here too. a lot more dramatic than jughead, it’s lit
i tragically haven’t read any of the new b&v comics (they’re at the top of my comic stack tho, i’ve just been busy!) but same concept as jughead, archie, and reggie and me: new riverdale, new me. can’t say much about it other than read it bc betty and veronica deserve all your love.
god, after life with archie is so good. i was a bit skeptical about it at first bc it’s a horror series and i didn’t think that would mix well with archie but holy crap….. it’s so so so so good. hot dog and jughead become zombies and brings on the start of the zombie apocalypse. it sounded awful to me at first but like, there are parts that genuinely freaked me out. bit different than the traditional archie gang we know, but worth a read.
that should give you a pretty good start into the archie comics world. like i said these are all fairly recent but you should give some of the older comics a go if you find that you like them! some honorable mentions worth checking out are veronica #202 (bc it introduces kevin and like, who wouldn’t wanna see him), archie marries veronica/archie marries betty, life with archie: the married life, archie marries valerie (hoe marries so many ppl smh), and like…… anything involving jughead, to be honest.
once you become more familiar with that universe, you’d honestly be just find picking up any random digest/double digest and delving in lmao. there’s hella stories out there and they’re all (for the most part) v good!!
A Warm Bodies zombie love story. Jughead falls in love with Betty after consuming the brain of her former lover Archie and he becomes progressively more and more human the more time he spends with her because of it. Love is the cure lol