Idiot in (One-sided) Love
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Betty was always first to the lunch table.
Today, though, Archie was waiting for her.
He had his hands spread out on the table and his legs crossed, and at the sight of her, his face split open in one of his huge dopey Archie™ grins. “Hey, Betts!” he exclaimed with false cheeriness. Betty flinched—only Jughead called her Betts—before chiding herself. Archie had probably heard Jughead use the nickname and figured he would give it a try. It was quintessentially an Archie move, so why did the way he said it sound stilted and somehow…accusatory?
She was being paranoid, she decided firmly. Archie wasn’t some sort of enemy. It was just her brain working on overdrive from trying to catch a killer. A perfectly natural reaction, but that didn’t mean it was an accurate one. She didn’t want to alienate Archie over a childhood nickname.
When his gaze dropped, she could have sworn it was to her lips, but Archie had told her he didn't think of her that way...