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When Betty arrived in Riverdale, she was expecting a changed town.
She was expecting the last 7 years to have altered it beyond recognition.
Betty Cooper left Riverdale when she was 16, moving with her mother to New York following a disastrous divorce that left her family fractured and broken. Saying goodbye to her best friends Archie and Jughead, she built a life and grew into adulthood. Post-college and between jobs, Riverdale calls her back. It’s meant to be a quick visit, maybe a stop for a month or two - she’s only there to help her mother sell their old house and catch up with her old friends. Maybe get a milkshake at Pop’s and see if it’s as good as she remembers.
A lot changes, but not everything. Not the way Archie’s smile makes her feel at home, or the way her mom drives her crazy. The town is still split in two, Jughead is still avoiding her, and she’s just trying to pick up the pieces.
AU - Betty moves away before Jason’s murder after her mom and dad divorce.
No mystery, just a “sorting stuff out” story. Bughead, lots of swearing, drinking, and chaos - the kind that only 23 year olds who think they run the world can cause.