Beware of the knock on the door Chapter 1
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In the mists of her breakup with Archie and her fighting with her friends over her defending her father; and breaking up with Archie , Veronica opens her door to find a wanted criminal whom she knows due to an incident from a month ago; that she has kept from her family and friends.

Beware of the knock on the door Chapter 1

Veronica is alone in her house; she is pacing back,and forth, and thinking about what Archie, and her parents told her ( In Veronica mind ) Veronica : You need to fix this now , if you don't there will be consequences , got it! Hiram : Watch your attitude , you have no right to speak to me like that ! Everything Ive done is what's best for our family. If you ever speak to me like that again; you don't want to know what I will do.

Hiram : Watch your attitude , you have no right to speak to me like that ! Everything Ive done is what's best for our family. If you ever speak to me like that again; you don't want to know what I will do. Veronica : Is that a threat? Hiram : No; it's a fact

Veronica : You said everything you are doing; it's what's best for our family; no dad your wrong. Everything you do it's what's best for you! You are ruining peaple lives , how could you live with yourself knowing the things you are doing! In Hermione's office Veronica : You need to convince him to drop it, to stop all of this.

Veronica : You need to convince him to drop it, to stop all of this. Hermione : Look Ronnie; I can't convince him to do anything; plus he won't listen to me.

Veronica : I hate this, I hate all of this, I don't think I can take it! At Pop's Veronica : I don't get why you're being like this, they are my family no matter what!

Archie : You know what your dad is doing; but your still defending him. You're just like him! Veronica : Never say that I am like him! You got it; because I am never like him. You don't understand; you never understood. Like it or not he is my dad. You just don't get it because you never had to deal with these kind of problems; because you have a perfect father, and perfect mother! You

kind of problems; because you have a perfect father, and perfect mother! You know what I don't want to hear anymore of this. I am leaving. Archie : Veronica wait! (Outside Veronica mind , in the present )

Veronica sits on her couch; she starts crying, and continue to think. Inside Veronica mind Veronica : I just don't know what to do anymore. I feel like I am going to explode.

Betty : It's ok Veronica; everything is going to be fine. Veronica : Archie just doesnt understand ; he never understood my life style. He always hated when I defend my family; but he doesn't understand that they are my family no matter what. I know what I have to do. I am breaking up with him; it's what's best. He just never would understand the things I have to do, and the things I need to

He just never would understand the things I have to do, and the things I need to do. He will always be against my family. I get it, my parents are not perfect; but none of the things they do is my fault. Betty : Are you sure you want to break up with him, and over this? Relax ok. Can you blame him for not being on your family side?

Veronica : Why am I not suprised. You are his friend; you will always be on his side no matter what. I should have never come to you to confide in; you will always be on his side. Betty : Veronica wait; can you just listen to what I am saying?

Veronica : I am not listening to what you have to say anymore; because I thought you would be on my side in this; but you are always going to be on his side. You have known him longer. When it comes to Archie, and me; you will always be on his side over me no matter what. I thought out of all people you will be on my side! then Veronica leave

At the club Veronica : I need your help, you're the only person whom I know is on my side, and I can count on, and will be on my side no matter what. Reggie : Is everything ok? I can help you. Veronica : No everything is not ok! Archie and Betty don't understand that I have to defend my father no matter what! Weather they like it or not; he is my family, and they treat me like I am an awful person for being on my dad side.

Veronica : No everything is not ok! Archie and Betty don't understand that I have to defend my father no matter what! Weather they like it or not; he is my family, and they treat me like I am an awful person for being on my dad side. Reggie : I don't think you are an awful person for being on your dads side. I understand because no matter what he is your family. No matter what your parents do; you will always love them, and are going to defend them; because they are your family. You could never go against them

Reggie : I don't think you are an awful person for being on your dads side. I understand because no matter what he is your family. No matter what your parents do; you will always love them, and are going to defend them; because they are your family. You could never go against them. I do believe your dad still loves you; even when he is doing awful things; because in his mind he is thinking that what he is doing it's what's best.

because in his mind he is thinking that what he is doing it's what's best. Veronica : I knew I came to the right place. Thanks Reggie; I don't know if I should break up with Archie. He would never understand, and I always feel like I am always stuck in the middle of Archie, and my dad, and I just want it to stop. The pain is to much. I don't think I can do this anymore.

The pain is to much. I don't think I can do this anymore. Reggie : I am sorry you're hurting. I am always here for you; no matter what you decide. Veronica : I think I need to break up with him. His life is less complicated then mine. He will always see what I am doing is a bad thing. I am just tired, and I am hurting of every single time I have to defend my dad to

I am just tired, and I am hurting of every single time I have to defend my dad to Archie, and having to defend Archie to my dad. All of the things going on right now in my life; it's to hard. I can't take it anymore Reggie : It's ok; everything it's going to be ok. We will figure everything out together. Don't worry about; you did what you could

Archie's living room Archie yelling: Betty told me what you said about me! How could you talk about me like that! You are just like your parents! You act just like them! Veronica yelling : Stop it! Just stop it! I can't take this anymore; you are always against me no matter what;

can you just stop?! I can't take any of this anymore then Veronica leaves - Inside Betty's room. We find her pacing with a worried look on her face. She turns around and look at the picture frame where there was a picture of her and Veronica;

where they were sitting side by side underneath the oak tree in the forest. Betty had her hand out stretched where she held her phone up to take the picture. Her brow creased even more than ever. Betty: I value my friendship with you Veronica. I don't want to lose you. But I can't turn my back on Archie. (Sighing) There has to be a way that I can be there for both of you.

There has to be a way that I can be there for both of you. There was a knock on her door. Betty: Yes? The opened and her brother poked his head inside.

Chic: Hey sis. I can hear you thinking all the way downstairs. Can your big brother help you any? Betty: Come on in Chic. Chic walked into his baby sister's room; and took a sit on the side of her bed. His own blue green eyes looked iwth concerned at his stressed out sister.

Chic: So which ones of your friends are pulling you apart? Jughead and Archie? (He sighed deeply as the deep worry clouded his sister's own sea of blue green eyes) Archie and Veronica? So it has finally happened. They have broken up ... and they each demand you to be on their own side.

Betty: That's just it Chic. Archie has already claimed me on his side. But Ronnie ... she well she all ready seems to have written me compeletly out of her life. (Tears welled up in her eyes as she wrapped her arms around her thin waist). Chic felt deep and raw anger against Veronica Lodge rise up inside him. He was ready to get in his car; and drive to the

Chic felt deep and raw anger against Veronica Lodge rise up inside him. He was ready to get in his car; and drive to the Pembroke, and demand to know why Veronica would want to hurt his sister in this fashion. That Veronica should never have even attempted to even talk to Betty when she; and her mother had moved to Riverdale earlier in the year. His temper rose as his sister silently broke over a broken friendship. A friendship that she had very quickly grew to count on.

His temper rose as his sister silently broke over a broken friendship. A friendship that she had very quickly grew to count on. Chic: You know Veronica can be over dramtic at times; Betty. Perhaps she just needs this time ... then she'll come back to her senses, and realize that you aren't just on Archie's side in this. That you are on her

side also. (He knew that he took the right and correct tack with this matter. After all this was his sister issue with one of her friends. It was up to her on how she wanted to handle it. All he could do was listen and perhaps give some advice). Before Betty could answer ... Archie: Betty can I talk to you?

The two teens in her room turned to look at her open window. Chic stood up and patted his sister's arm before leaving the room; making sure to close the door behind him. Betty walked to the window and leaned out. Betty: Hey Arch. Archie: Veroncia broke up with me. (He frowned as he pounded his right fist

Archie: Veroncia broke up with me. (He frowned as he pounded his right fist Betty: Archie Andrews this is not a conversion that should be taken place by shouting out of windows. (She frowned across the yard into her best friend's bedroom widow). Fred: She's right son.

Both teens look down to find Fred Andrews raking leaves in the side yard. Betty sighed deeply. Her eyes lifted to meet those of an ashamed, and still deeply hurt Archie. Archie: Can't seem to do anything right these days. (He ducked his head back in his room; and slammed his window closed). Fred: Don't worry I know my boy; Betty.

Fred: Don't worry I know my boy; Betty. The side door of the Andrew's house opened and Archie walked out. He walked towards Betty's house and where her window was located. He looked up. Archie: Care to take a walk? Betty: I'll be right down. (She ducked her head back in her bedroom; and turned towards her door).

Betty: I'll be right down. (She ducked her head back in her bedroom; and turned towards her door). Once she walked down the stairs she looked into the living room to see her parents reading. Betty: I'm going for a walk with Archie. I'll be home in time for dinner.

Hal: Of course dear. (His head still bent as he was very engrossed in his novel). Alice: Make sure you do get back in time for dinner; Elizabeth. (Her eyes turned to glare at her youngest.) I will not hold a meal for you being late.

Betty: I understand mom. (She spoke in a tight voice). See you later. (Turning she rushed towards the front door. She had to get out of the house). Ready Archie. (She smiled a tight tired smile at Archie whom was leaning against the poarch railing with his hands jammed in his jeans front pockets).

Archie nodded his head towards the front walk. As she stepped down from the bottom step; he moved so that he was walking side by side with her. They were silent as they walked towards the sidewalk. - Outside Veronica mind , in the present

Veronica is continuing to sit on the couch, and continues to cry. Then she is turning on the TV. and flip the channels; then she see the news about a criminal who killed 3 friends in a hit, and run; then later she turns off the tv. Then she calls Reggie Veronica : I've been thinking about you; how are you doing?

Reggie : It's good to hear your voice; how are you doing? Last time we talked you were going to break up with Archie. Veronica : I was going to do it today; but we fought, and I just did not have any energy to talk anymore. To do anything because of the fighting.

Reggie : I am sorry you are going through this. I am always here for you. Veronica : Thanks Reggie. Then they talk more; then she close the phone.

Then there was a knock on the door; and, when she opens it; she see the criminal she saw in the news. She is shocked to see him; as she was about to close the door; he held the door from closing. Tim : Remember me; of course you do. At least you should let me in after all you do owe me.

Then she let him in Veronica : What are you doing here? I thought I would never see you again! Tim : Good to see you too; and I came here because I want you to hide me here in your home.

Veronica : No not a chance. Why should I? You're a criminal; you killed 3 friends in a hit, and run! You should rot in jail! There is no way I would help you!

Tim : Oh you think you have a choice. You don't; because let this be clear; if you don't I will tell your friends what your hiding, and how I help you with what you've done. You remember what you did last month don't you? Veronica : Yes I remember it. I remember that night; it was the worst night ever.

Tim : If you don't want it out then you will hide me here in your home! Veronica : Fine; but I am not doing anything else for you. So did you tell anyone else about that night?

Tim : No just my therapist; oh and, don't tell anyone about me hiding in your home got it; not even your friends! Veronica : Don't worry I won't. I don't want them to find out about that night, and the secret that I am hiding, and I never want them to find out about you; because they would never forgive me if they ever found out!

Tim : Don't worry; you just act normal, and do what you do everyday. Veronica : Of course I am going to act normal, and still do what I do everyday! I am never planning to stop just because your here. Tim : Good; we are on the same page.

The door of the tailer shut as the tall and lanky teen stepped into his home. Jughead: I'm home. (He sighed as he nodded at his father whom was sitting on the couch). FP: Kevin stopped by. He said that he really needs to talk to you.

Jughead: He has my cell number. (He shrugged out of his leather jacket). Probably found something out that he can't sleep if he doesn't get it off his chest. (He smirked as he sat next to his father. Pulling out his cell from his jeans front pocket). Might as well get this over with. FP: He's a good kid.

Jughead: Yeah. (He pressed Kevin's number; and put it on speaker phone). Hey Kevin. (He spoke as he could hear his friend's breathing on the other end). Kevin: Just wanted to let you know Jughead; that Archie and Veronica have broken up. It's final this time. (His voice spoke through the thin cell speaker phone). Just thought you may want to know.

Just thought you may want to know. Jughead: They'll get back together in an month. Kevin: Not this time Jug. Veronica finally realizes that Archie truly isn't crack out to last a long time with her family.

Jughead: You have to admit Kevin; that Archie isn't cut out to deal with Hiram Lodge full time. (He frowned) His soul isn't built for Hiram Lodge's type of life. FP: He's soul isn't built for the Serpents either. Kevin: Oh hello Mr. Jones.

FP: Kid you don't need to be formal with me anymore. Call me FP. (He smirked). Kevin: All right thanks FP. Jughead I want to give you a heads up; Veronica is blaming Betty for siding with Archie more than with her. Jughead: (Frowning darkly) Figures. Well Betty is better off without Veronica in her life.

FP: Son don't try to take away someone from that girl's life. (He eyed his angry son). Let Betty handle this in her own way. When she comes to you just listen; but don't try to talk her out of a friendship with Veronica Lodge. Jughead glared into his father's knowing and compassistant eyes for several silent seconds. He sighed as he tightly nodded his head.

He sighed as he tightly nodded his head. Jughead: I won't try to advice Betty to walk away from Veronica. Kevin: Good. That's real good Jughead. (Relief was in his voice).

Jughead ended the call without saying goodbye. FP: You could have said good bye to the kid. Jughead: He understands. (He stood up to go towards the kitchen). I'm going to make dinner. Will Jellybean be around?

FP: Yeah. At the lodge house Veronica is in her room Veronica : Tim you will sleep in my room, and of course you will sleep on the ground. There is no guest bedroom; so you will be sleeping in my room, and there is no other room to hide you in.

Tim : Thank you Veronica. So when is your parents coming home? Veronica : Late at night. My dad has business to do, and my mom has Mayer things to do. Tim : What's wrong? You look really upset.

Veronica : I am not telling you what am feeling. I agreed to let you hide here. What I am feeling, and what I do is non of your business got it! Tim : Come on; maybe I can help. Tell me what's wrong.

Veronica : Well before I show you my room; I just broke up with my boyfriend; because he just dosen't understand my life style. Tim : I am sorry about the breakup. Why did you break up with him?

Veronica : It was time to end it; because I realized that he would never understand my life style, and family life style, and everytime I defend my father to Archie we just argue, and I am just tired of every time having to defend Archie to my dad, and my dad to Archie, and I just don't know what to do. I told my friend Betty about this but of course she sided with Archie. Of course she will side with him; she knew him longer then me; so of course she will side with him.

Of course she will side with him; she knew him longer then me; so of course she will side with him. Tim : I am sorry you feel this way , you gave me a place to hide so you can talk to me anytime

Veronica : That's because you force me to hide you; but thank you. The truth is I did not want to break up with Archie; but I have to. It was the only way. I am just really scared right now. I just don't know what to do. I also feel like everyone is attacking me because of me being on my dad's side. I had to break up with him because if I didn't then we would have keep fighting the subject of my father, and I am just sick, and tired of fighting with Archie. It just hurts me to keep

because if I didn't then we would have keep fighting the subject of my father, and I am just sick, and tired of fighting with Archie. It just hurts me to keep fighting with Archie about my father, and having to keep fighting with my dad about Archie. It's just to much. I just wanted it all to stop, and there was just no point of staying with him; because he would always be against me defending my family. I need to be alone can you just go in the living room?

because he would always be against me defending my family. I need to be alone can you just go in the living room? Tim : Sure, and before I leave; I just want to tell you everything is going to be ok. Then Tim leaves

Then Veronica in her room she starts crying right after Tim leaves the room. There is a light fate dusk falling as Archie, and Betty stroll through the park.

Archie: Veronica blames me for always ganging up on her for her defending her father. (He slammed his right fist in his left palm). She just can't see how horrible her father truly is. Betty: He's her father; her daddy. (Sighing) I honesty do see where Veronica is coming from.

Archie: Of course you would. Look whom your mother is! Betty stopped dead in her tracks. Archie marched ahead a few steps until he realized that she was no longer with him. Turning he found her staring at him with a sticken face.

Archie: (Walking back so he was facing her). I'm sorry Betts. I didn't mean it.

Betty: Yes you did. (She spoke quitely). You meant it. But the only thing is Archie that you don't have these family problems so close to your family. Yes granted your mother has walked out on you ... but she still keeps in contact with you. You know that she fully still loves you. (Swallowing) You still have your father firmly by your side. You don't have to question your father's honesty ever. (Shaking her head to prevent him from speaking) Not every one is as lucky as you are Arch.

You still have your father firmly by your side. You don't have to question your father's honesty ever. (Shaking her head to prevent him from speaking) Not every one is as lucky as you are Arch. Archie: Hiram Lodge won't be happy until he destroys Veronica. Veronica is very happy to allow that to happen. (Stubborning he shook

his head) Your living situation is compelty different from her's Betty; I mean you just have a very overbearing; and control freak of a mother. But you know your mother is honset; and will keep you honest! I'm just trying to protect Veronica; so why am I the bad guy here? Her father just wants to destroy her! I'm trying to keep her whole. (His eyes grew even more heated) How the hell am I the bad guy here?! Betty: Arch ...

How the hell am I the bad guy here?! Betty: Arch ... Archie: I even tried working for Hiram; in order to please Veronica. But it was simply killing me to even be around the type of work that Hiram Lodge does. So I quite, and Veronica tells me that she shouldn't have talked her father into hiring me. That she fully knew it was a waste of her time! That's when I told her fully what her father wanted

Veronica tells me that she shouldn't have talked her father into hiring me. That she fully knew it was a waste of her time! That's when I told her fully what her father wanted me to do ... and what I all ready did. She took her father's side. She didn't want to listen to what I had to say. (Laughing) Like a chump I stayed with her. Now she had the gall to break up with me! (Waving his right hand over his shoulder) Well fine then. I'm finished with her! Let her figure out that her

Now she had the gall to break up with me! (Waving his right hand over his shoulder) Well fine then. I'm finished with her! Let her figure out that her father doesn't mind destroying her life. (Shaking his head) I'm not going to wait around with a shoulder for her to cry on. Cheryl: What is this a lovers spat? (A smirk playing on her plump lips).

Betty: Go away Cheryl. Cheryl: Is that any way of speaking to your cousin; cousin. Betty: With our history? You bet it is. Now leave.

Archie: (Swinging his arm across the fiery red headed's shoulder) I'm glad that you were passing by Cheryl. (Smiling) How about you and me go somewhere more private. Betty: (Hurt) Archie!

Archie: I'm a free agent now; Betty. So I can be with whomever I want! Come on Cheryl. Cheryl: Lead the way you red stallion you. Archie: (Laughing as he led Cheyl away from Betty) I like that.

Cheryl: (Making sure her voice carried) I knew you would. Betty bowed her head as everything caught up to her. She felt such ache in her heart and all she wanted to do was talk with Veronica. To see Veronica. But she knew that Veronica was too hurt to even want to hear her voice. Her right hand reached behind her for her cell. She had to give it a chance. She couldn't leave things the way they are. Not after Archie had ... No she had to try to get Veroncia to talk to her. Too see her. To trust in her.

She had to give it a chance. She couldn't leave things the way they are. Not after Archie had ... No she had to try to get Veroncia to talk to her. Too see her. To trust in her. Betty: (Lifting her phone to hear ear. Holding her breath praying that Veronica would answer. When all she got was Veronica's voice mail.) Hey V can you just pick up? Look, I am sorry with what I said. I don't want to lose you, can you just pick up the phone? (She wanted to keep talking but suddenly their was a dail tone. She called her best friend back but all she got was a message saying that the voice box was all

Hey V can you just pick up? Look, I am sorry with what I said. I don't want to lose you, can you just pick up the phone? (She wanted to keep talking but suddenly their was a dail tone. She called her best friend back but all she got was a message saying that the voice box was all full up). What do I do now? (She whispered to herself as she slipped her cell back in her back pocket. Turning to start home once more). Please Veroncia talk to me again.

Turning to start home once more). Please Veroncia talk to me again. (She breathed as she walked out of the park onto the main sidewalk that led towards her home). Veronica is still in her room; she looked at her phone, and see Betty calls; so she ignores it, and continue breaking down crying. As time passed and she felt calmer; she decided to check her voice mail.

Veronica is still in her room; she looked at her phone, and see Betty calls; so she ignores it, and continue breaking down crying. As time passed and she felt calmer; she decided to check her voice mail. Betty : Hey V can you just pick it up? Look I am sorry with what I said. I don't want to lose you , can you just pick up the phone? Then 2 hours later she calls Reggie

Then 2 hours later she calls Reggie Reggie : Hello Veronica : I need to talk to you Reggie : What's wrong? Last time we talked you said you did not break up with Archie yet.

Veronica : After we talked I broke up with him . It was not easy; but I felt like it had to be done because I am just sick, and tired of all this fighting. He would never understand my life style; I just don't know what to do right now. Reggie : It's ok. Everything is going to be ok; like I said before; we will figure it out together. I am here for you. I am going to help you with what ever you need.

Reggie : It's ok. Everything is going to be ok; like I said before; we will figure it out together. I am here for you. I am going to help you with what ever you need. Veronica : Thanks Reggie. I know I can count on you. My family should have never come to Riverdale; because ever since we came to town problems start to happen; and I can't stop the problems from happening; because my father won't listen to me, and my mother! I wonder sometimes if it would have been better if my family never came to town. I just really hate that my father is the one causing all these problems. I hate it! I really hate what he is doing; but I have to defend him, and be on his side because he is my father.

came to town problems start to happen; and I can't stop the problems from happening; because my father won't listen to me, and my mother! I wonder sometimes if it would have been better if my family never came to town. I just really hate that my father is the one causing all these problems. I hate it! I really hate what he is doing; but I have to defend him, and be on his side because he is my father.

but I have to defend him, and be on his side because he is my father. Reggie : None of the things your father does; your parents do is your fault. You did not ask your father to do these awful things, and even if you did not come to town problems would still be happening; so none of this is your fault. You did not tell him to do these awful things, and I am glad you came to Riverdale; because you are a great person, and I am lucky to be your friend.

You did not ask your father to do these awful things, and even if you did not come to town problems would still be happening; so none of this is your fault. You did not tell him to do these awful things, and I am glad you came to Riverdale; because you are a great person, and I am lucky to be your friend. Then Veronica and Reggie continue talking

Then Veronica and Reggie continue talking.

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