happy riverdale wednesday take another theory
Archie #360, September 1988, cover by Dan DeCarlo
Save Me by Noah Kahan for jarchie send tweet
From Deal Zeal, Jughead and Friends Digest Magazine #32 (2009).
And in that moment she knew she had lost him.
kaz: in case you haven’t noticed, i’m weird. i’m a weirdo
kaz: i don’t ‘fit in’ and i don’t want to fit in
kaz: have you ever seen me without these stupid gloves on? that’s weird
hey, remember that time I had a whole jeronica fic based around them watching movies together but separately a la Dair or When Harry Met Sally planned and I made this to announce it but then I never actually got around to writing it? yeah me neither
We’re looking for someone. Been known to hang around here. Jughead Jones. Seen him? No, I think I’d remember a weird-ass name like that. What do you want with him? You just give us a call if he comes in, okay, sweetie? Oh, I’ll be sure to do that, pumpkin. Bye now.
A quick drawing of Bughead staying up with their baby. Jughead writes extra late since he missed a deadline and his wife helps with it, but they think Toffee can secretly read because of the meows she gives when Jughead deletes a good word👀👀 She is one weird baby.
An idea posted by @bxtty-jxnes I couldn’t resist the fluff, okay??
At the beginning of Riverdale, I was all for Barchie. Now, I just can’t get behind it 🤷♀️
#TeamBughead all the way!
funny how riverdale writers saw lorde and then based jughead entirely off of her and her music
Jughead and Archie in Riverdale, season 3
Hmmm someone looks a little bothered 😏
“So why did you wait so long? That night that I came and apologized to you, that was why you were crying, right?” Betty nodded and he yelled, “So why didn’t you tell me right then?!”
“I WAS SCARED!” she shouted before collapsing to the floor and weeping, the weight of everything hitting her. She hugged herself and whispered, “I didn’t want to lose you…” Jughead sunk to his knees in front of her, gathering her into his arms and allowing her to cry into his neck. She clung to the flannel he wore, whispering words, begging for his forgiveness.
“Shhh. Betts, it’s okay. We’ll get through this, I promise. I love you so much… it’ll be okay… we’ll be okay,” he murmured into her hair, soothing her pain despite his own. After what seemed like an eternity, her tears finally slowed but her grip in him never loosened.
“I don’t want you to hate me, Juggie… but I wouldn’t blame you if you did…” she whimpered.
“I could never hate you, Betty. Am I angry? Yes, but not so much about the kiss. Look at me,” he lifted her chin and gazed into her tear-stained eyes, “I understand you weren’t thinking straight, we’d both been through a shit load of trauma and I can see how that would cause you to cling onto something familiar– something from before our lives turned into a bad teen drama,” he paused and sighed, pulling her tighter to him. “I’m more upset that you felt the need to lie to me for so long.”
“I wanted to tell you, a million times. I was just so afraid of what would happen. I couldn’t bear the thought of you hating me, or thinking that it was in any way your fault or because I didn’t love you. I was stupid and I fucked up…” Betty felt the tears falling again but she didn’t want to stop them. She needed to get it all out, she couldn’t hold onto it anymore.
“I know you were scared, Betts. I just wish you had told me sooner. I can’t promise I will be able to get past it quickly - and I’m definitely gonna kick Andrews’ ass when I see him again - but I don’t want to lose what we have over a meaningless trauma-induced kiss. I already told you that once. I still mean that, Betty.” Jughead lifted her head, cradling her cheeks in his palms before kissing her forehead. “I mean it, I love you and don’t want to lose you. I just need time but we can work through this.”
“I’m so sorry, Juggie. I will do anything to make this up to you, I swear,” Betty laid her head on his shoulder and sighed. She was grateful for the chance to make things right and move past this together.
“Betts, I have to ask… Does Veronica know?”
“No, I wanted to tell you first. God- she’s never going to forgive me…”
“I know that is a strong possibility, Betty, but she might not. Either way, she still deserves to know what happened. She’s your best friend, she needs to know what happened between you and Archie. Especially if Archie was the one who instigated everything,” Jughead stated, a small growl escaping his throat when he said his name.
“I love you, Juggie. Only you,” Betty whispered and leaned up, kissing him softly to show him that he is the only one she wants.
i think it’s important to acknowledge that jughead is currently an entirely broken person and should not be in a relationship with anyone until he gets his shit together. betty can’t fix that, tabitha can’t fix that. he has layers of repressed trauma that have settled into his character that have made him the island that he is now and he needs to open himself up a little and let that shit go. maybe that’s what he can work on while betty and archie… do things.