Consider me distracted. 2x14
betty ♔ cooper
with violent ends
While Betty is packing her belongings to go to the Lodge's cabin, she decides on the spur of the moment to get her black bra and skirt from the back of her wardrobe. She pauses for a moment before continuing her examination of the wig. Betty wants this weekend to be about them rather than Jughead's insatiable drive to investigate Hiram Lodge. Instead, she would rather play into his other insatiable demands. Jughead is waiting for her downstairs. Betty wants this weekend to be about them. Betty quickly stuffs the wig into her little bag while she ponders over whether or not she should show Jughead this aspect of herself. Nevertheless, they had previously pledged not to keep any more secrets, and this is one of her more thrilling secrets. Either that or she is harboring the hope that he will find it enjoyable.
Betty is taken aback when he lowers his face after hanging up the phone, and then he turns to tell her the secret that Cheryl had dumped on him, which Betty hadn't yet found out how to communicate to him. It is a source of fear for her that all of their progress may be undone in an instant. She is willing to battle tooth and nail to keep them together, and she is happy when Jughead reassures her that everything is going okay and that he's just sorry she didn't tell him sooner.
Later in the evening, when Betty is feeling a little tipsy, she moves herself near Jughead's body in the hottub. Veronica puts them on and enjoys the way his palm presses firmly on the silky material of her swimming suit as they are submerged in the water. She also enjoys the sensation of being gloriously free from the bright green drink. Betty isn't envious when Jughead makes jokes about leveling the playing field or when Veronica brushes her lips against Jughead's, but it lights a fire under her.
Betty has a healthy respect for Jughead's self-assurance, especially the smiles he saves only for her. She wants to show him a more self-assured version of Betty when they are lying in bed together. Her confidence is boosted when she wears the wig and bra together. When they are drying themselves in their bedroom, she finds the bra and skirt in her suitcase, which causes the flames to creep even further into her chest.
He adds with a sly smile on his face, "Consider me distracted," which she can see he enjoys hearing from Betty since she is so self-assured. Having Jughead Jones exactly where she wanted him to be, including the power and sensuality of the situation. Even though she feels her insides relax as his hands wrap around her waist, she maintains her joyful resolve as he removes the wig.
Therefore love moderately; long love doth so; Too swift arrives as tardy as too slow
Too swift arrives as tardy as too slow