One week later. Veronica is walking in the hallway she approach Reggie. Veronica : I really appreciate you being there for me. Reggie : Of course , whats wrong?
Veronica : Come in this room , so we can talk in private. So Veronica, and Reggie go into the storage closet. Reggie : No one is around you can tell me whats going on; what got you so upset?
Veronica : (Start to cry ) I just don't know what to do Reggie. My life is falling apart. It's so hard for me to see Archie, and Betty everyday. Everyday I tell myself that it's going to be ok; but I don't know if it's ever going to be ok. Everything is going wrong in my life. Things with my parents are bad. I am still not talking to Betty, and you already know about Archie. I just don't know what to do. I don't know if I can take it. I try so hard to be strong, and not fall apart; but I don't know if I can. I have done
I just don't know what to do. I don't know if I can take it. I try so hard to be strong, and not fall apart; but I don't know if I can. I have done everything for my parents, everything for Betty, and everything for Archie; but do they even appreciate it and care? No because you already know what they are
doing. I try so hard to do things, and I have to do things for my friends, and my parents; but they don't even care! Who cares right? They have no idea what I been though! What I done for them; but no one cares; because no one is asking how I am doing after the break up. Its all about Archie right? What Archie wants, and what Archie is feeling. Who cares about me, and what I am feeling. I try, and I try so
Who cares about me, and what I am feeling. I try, and I try so hard to be ok, and to be strong; but I don't think I can hold it together any longer. I feel like you're the only person on my side. Everyone thinks it's so easy for me to just see Archie, and Betty; you think it's so easy; but it's not! It's so hard to see them.
Every time I am in the same room I feel like I am just going to explode! Reggie : I am here for you Veronica. I am always here for you, and on your side. I care about you. I will always care about you. Don't you forget that,
Veronica : Thank you ; also it's not easy how everyday Cheryl tries to rub her relationship with Archie in my face. Do you think I want to see that everyday? I of course don't want to see that; ever; even tho Archie can do what he wants; he is free to do what he wants. I still don't want to see that everyday or ever; its just awful to see that.
Reggie : I am sorry you have to see that everyday. You deserve better. Veronica : What can you do. It is what it is. They come out of the storage closet and Veronica leaves; then Betty sees Reggie. Betty: Have you seen Veronica? I need to talk to her.
Reggie: (Sighing) She is not ready to talk to you. She still needs time. Betty: (Lowerng her eyes.) I just need to talk to her. (Sighing) I want to ask you to make her talk to me. But; I just know that would just hurt her even more.
Reggie: She is still not ready to talk to you, and I can't make her talk to you. She has to realize that on her own. (He wanted to wrap his arms around his blonde's friend; but he could tell that Betty didn't want him to touch her). Look Betty; I spoke to her an hour ago; she is a mess. She doesn't know what do; but; I am here on her side. I am here for her. I am always going to be there to help her.
Betty: (Lifting her eyes to meet his) It's good that she has you on her side; Reg. Reggie: She has you also Betty. (Gently squeezing her shoulder). Even through Ronnie right now is seriously fighting this fact to herself. She'll come to realize that you truly are there for her. That she can truly relay on you no matter what life throws at her. Or at you. It's taking time. But she is getting there.
That she can truly relay on you no matter what life throws at her. Or at you. It's taking time. But she is getting there. Betty: (Tearfully) I just wish she never has to question it. I wish she hadn't been damaged by her ... (Pausing) It's not right that I talk behind her back like this. Reggie: I get it.
Then in the classroom Jughead approach Veronica. Veronica : What do you want? I am not in the mood. Jughead : Look; I am here to tell you to give Betty a chance. You might not think she cares about you; but she does care about you and she hates what he is doing to you. So just give her a chance.
Veronica : Or what ha! Or you are going to have your Serpent friends try to hurt me? I don't need you to tell me what to do. You hate me as much as I hate you; so why don't you go away! I don't need you to tell me what I should do; also this is non of you concern. This is between me, and Betty so why don't you back the hell out ok! I already have enough to deal with; so I don't need you to add that. Also I know
; so I don't need you to add that. Also I know you care about Betty; but she can handle herself, and this is between me and her! Jughead: Interesting that you bring up the Serpents. (Smirking) After all your daddy still pays them to do his bidding. (Stepped closer to the brunnette) I may be the current Serpent King; and I'm protecting the younger Serpents. But your daddy still has control on the older Serpents. (Shaking his head) If it comes down to my Serpents fighting you Veronica; then they will be fighting your daddy's Serpents. Well minus one ... my father would never go to war against me.
may be the current Serpent King; and I'm protecting the younger Serpents. But your daddy still has control on the older Serpents. (Shaking his head) If it comes down to my Serpents fighting you Veronica; then they will be fighting your daddy's Serpents. Well minus one ... my father would never go to war against me. Then Jughead leaves. Then Tim calls so Veronica goes outside
Then Tim calls so Veronica goes outside. Veronica : What you want? Make this quick. Tim : I need you to tell me how to fix the water in the bathtub , its not working. So Veronica tell him how then Tim : Next time we talk; I need you to respect me.
Tim : Next time we talk; I need you to respect me. Veronica : Or else what? Or else you will tell my friends about last month. I already heard this threat before.
Tim : That to; but I am talking about two days ago. You remember what you did two days go right? It was at night; you went for a walk; then something horrible happen. Someone came, and started attacking you; so you started beating him up. You keep punching him until he passed out on the ground; then you ran.
Veronica:(About to cry ) You wouldn't. I was trying to defend myself; to protect myself, and you know that! What am I suppose to do; just let him keep attacking me, and I ran because I was afraid to go to jail. I don't want to go to jail. I am not a criminal, and how could you follow me? How dare you stalk me! That's just wrong! You don't just do that; oh thats right you don't know what is right, and what is wrong because your a criminal!
and what is wrong because your a criminal! Tim : I would tell the cops, and your friends if you don't start behaving the way I want, and if you don't start respecting me. So you will respect me and do what I say like it or not ! Veronica: It's rich that you are threatening about going to the cops. You whom have hit and run; and killed three innocent girls!
You whom have hit and run; and killed three innocent girls! Tim: Watch it Lodge. If you don't want to go down with me baby; then you will do as I say. Remember you aren't as innocent in this matter either. Veronica: I was no where near you when you did the hit and run!
Tim: Funny that's not the way I remember it. Veronica: (Growing cold) That won't work you know. I wasn't alone when that accident happened. Tim: Whom was with you? Veronica: Betty.
Tim: Do you think Betty is going to come and defend you; when you aren't even willing to be around her anymore? (Cold laughter) I think this is very rich Veronica. Your only clear albie to you not being in the car with me is someone whom you truly can not trust right now.
Veronica: Shut up. Tim: You WILL do as I say Veronica! You WILL give me the respect that I deserve. You WILL stop being a bitch towards me! Veronica : Fine. Anything else you want? Tim : Wel…
Veronica : That was a joke. Tim : Don't be late home ok. I need you home after school. Veronica : Excuse me? I did not know you were my parent. You have no right to say that. I will come home whenever time I want to. Who do you think you are telling me when to come home?! When I come
home, and what I do in my free time is none of your business! When I come home is also is none of your business! Like I said you are not my parent; so you have no right to say that, and did you forget I am hiding you.
Tim : Relax ok? I just miss you thats all. Is it so bad that I want to see you really soon, and that I miss you? You know what you're single; maybe we can be together? I understand you the most, and we are just similar. Ditch that Reggie guy; be with me. You and I are perfect for each other. Come on we will be good together, and you know that.
Veronica : I will never be with you. You got that. We are nothing alike. You are a criminal, and I am just hiding you that's all. Nothing more and Reggie's been really good to me. I have to go, bye. Then she close the phone then she takes a deep breath then goes back inside/
At Hiram office Hermione: We need to talk about this. Hiram: I am busy; come back later. Hermione: No we need to talk about this now. What you did last night was so wrong. How could you do that?
Hiram: You know it was nothing personal. It was only business. You understand that. Hermione: Of course it's business; it's always business with you. You always expect me to just unerstand, and accept your plan. Make no mistake; if you ever try to hurt Veronica; or do anything to hurt her friends; I will be more then happy to throw you back in jail.
Hiram: (Rolling his eyes) Oh Hermione dear you say that to me all the time. (Smirking) Hell you said it on our honeymoon. (He winked with his left eye). I remember you told me that when I brought the maid into the room and told you that I would take your virginity when during the time that I would manage to excite the maid.
Hermione: Shut up! (Her arms folded tightly across her chest as she realized what she allowed this man to do to her. What she willing still allowed this man to do to her). Hiram: (Standing to his feet; and walking around his desk. He stepped close into his wife's personal space.) Don't try making any threats against me dear. Not threats that you know you will not follow through
Not threats that you know you will not follow through with. (He pressed his forehead against her's). You know that the punishment I will dole out to you, 'Mione. Hermione: Don't you dare call me that. (She hissed). You may never call me that ever again.
Hiram: (Laughing low in his throat) I will call you whatever I want; whenever I want. (He moved even closer towared's her lips. Just a inch from meeting). You are mine 'Mione. Don't you ever forget it. (He pulled away, and walked back around his desk. He sat back down in his chair; and he looked up at his wife). Don't you have a one horse town to run dear? (A smirk playing on his lips).
Hermione: I hope you rot in the deepest core of hell when you get there Hiram Lodge. (With one last glare into her husband's eyes; she turned and stormed from the office.) Hiram: I'll bring you with me 'Mione. (He turned back to his work).
At Pops Penelope : You need to stop with rubbing your relationship with Archie in Veronica's face! Can you just listen to me, and stop being so childish before we both get hurt! Cheryl : Oh mother I will do what I want, and you can't stop me. I kicked you out of the house remember; so you can't try anything to ruin my life.
I kicked you out of the house remember; so you can't try anything to ruin my life. Penelope : You don't understand. If you don't leave Veronica alone then she will find something on me. On us, and she will try to ruin us. So I am asking you to stop being so childish, and leave her alone!
Cheryl : Let her try. I am not afraid of her; or her family; so let her try; because I am not going to stop. Betty walks into her home. Alice : Where were you! Then Betty goes upstairs without saying anything.
Alice : I can't believe she is behaving like this! What has gotten into her? Chic : You need to leave her alone. You need to back off! She needs her space. Alice: You don't tell me what I can and can not do with your sister young man. You may be over eighteen now Charles Smith Cooper ... but you still live underneath your
but you still live underneath your father and my roof. You are still my son. You don't get to talk to me the way you just did. (Glaring into her only son's eyes.) Chic: (Anger rising) I wasn't being disrespect to you mother. So stop always accussing me whenever I decide to stand up for my sisters. (Standing to his feet) I can't be in the same room with you right
I can't be in the same room with you right now. (He walked towards the stairs). Alice silently watched as her son walked up the stairs. Her arms crossing her chest as she fummed at how she lost control on all three of her children. At Reggie's home in the kitchen.
Reggie's Dad : You need to stop hanging out with that Veronica girl; she is bad news! Her, and her family are bad people. Reggie : Look I appreciate you looking out for me; but you don't need to worry; because I really care about her, and she is not her parents. She is better then them; she will never be like them.
Reggie Dad : Look you just need to be careful because she is more like her parents; more you will ever know. At Archie's House Fred : You need to stop son; because what you are doing is just wrong. You are better then this. You need to stop acting so childish; you need to get your act together
Archie : I will do what I want. There is nothing you; or anyone else can stop me. I am old enough to make my own choices! Fred : Watch your attitude son. You're living under my roof; so you will respect me, and do what I say. Can you stop hanging so much with Cheryl Blossom; she is bad news! She is making you do things that is not like you.
Archie: You can't tell me who I can and cannot hang with; plus Cheryl is so much better then Veronica. Cheryl understands me the most; she is so much better. At Veronica's club Veronica is looking at what she can find on Penelope then later Veronica : Got cha
Veronica comes home. Veronica : Don't start! It's been a really long day. Tim : I did not say anything. Then she goes in her room. At Betty house Betty is just laying in her room laying on her bed then Polly comes in the room.
Polly : Is something wrong? Tell me what's bothering you. Why are you so upset? Betty : I just need my space. I need mom and dad to leave me alone. They are all up in my business, and I can't take it. I just need my space from them and also I have Veronica still not talking to me; so no everything is not ok.
Polly : It's ok. I am here to help you, and don't worry about mom, and dad they are just worried about you. Betty : But they are just to much. They won't leave me alone. Downstairs of the Cooper home. Hal walked into the room.
Alice: Your youngest daughter is acting out of control. Hal: (Sighing tiredly) Betty is hurting right now. She doesn't feel the need to come running to you to fix her problems. (Sitting in the easy chair) Sides how much help can you be to her with your hatred for Veroncia and her family?
Up in Betty's room. Polly : Don't worry I will talk to Mom, and Dad, and tell them to give you space, and don't worry about Veronica. It's her problem for not talking to you. It's not your problem. I just hate that she is hurting you. She is just like her parents. You deserve better. It's not your problem that she is having issues to deal with, and it's not on you to fix these problems for her. Especially when she is so willing kicking you out of her life.
It's not your problem that she is having issues to deal with, and it's not on you to fix these problems for her. Especially when she is so willing kicking you out of her life. Betty: You don't understand Pol. (Shaking her head) I'm not just going to write off Veroncia all because she is angry at me. All because she still thinks that I betrayed her. (She looked imploying into her sister's eyes) Would you write off Stacey if you
I betrayed her. (She looked imploying into her sister's eyes) Would you write off Stacey if you and her ever have something like this hanging over your friendship? Would you write Stacey off for acting like a human being?
Polly: (Pulling Betty into her side) I'm sorry Betty. I shouldn't have said the things that I said. It justs hurts me to the core to see you like this. Knowing that you really don't deserve to be treated like this. (Sighing) You are right I wouldn't write off Stacey if she acted how Veronica is acting like right now. I would honesty wait her out; knowing that she would come to me when she was ready to talk calmly with me over our issues. I'm sorry that I pulled a mom on you like that.
she was ready to talk calmly with me over our issues. I'm sorry that I pulled a mom on you like that. Downstairs in the Cooper's living room. Alice: That vile bitch is hurting our daughter. (Glaring into her husband's eyes) I can't believe you don't give a damn that someone is willing hurting your precious little girl. What sort of father or you?
that someone is willing hurting your precious little girl. What sort of father or you? Hal: You don't get to question how I feel for our children. You don't get to question on how I see fit to raise our children. You don't get to question me on my love for our children. (He had stood to his feet as he was speaking). The kids are growing
up Alice. They have to learn that they can handle their own troubles without always having to run to their parents to help them. They fully know that we are here for them whenever they want to come for some advice.
Alice: You are going to tell Betty to lay down and allow that vile bitch to walk all over her. For that vile bitch to use her and toss her aside like some piece of garbage! (She had risen to her feet as she spoke. Her voice rising with every single word she was speaking.) Hal: Stop it Alice! (He screamed over her shouts) Just fucking stop it!
Upstairs The doors to Betty's, and Chic's rooms open and all three siblings step into the hallway. They look wide eyed at one another; then towards the head of the stairscase where the raised voices of their parents were rising even higher. Alice: What did you just say to me!
Hal: You heard me! Alice: You don't fucking get to say that to me! Hal: Oh I see how the hell this marriage works now! How this family works! The only one whom gets a fucking say in this family is you Alice Smith Cooper. The fucking over bearing bitch whom thinks she has the fucking right to rule over the family! Isn't that right!
to rule over the family! Isn't that right! Alice: I do a much better job at it then you do Hal. Hal: (Laughing) Your children can't stand you Alice. Your children can not wait until they can move away from you! Once they are clear of this place; and you; then you will never see them again!
Alice: Shut up! Hal: What you are afraid of the truth Alice dear? Alice: What truth? Everything that you spewed out of your foul mouth is lies. Hateful lies.
Hal: Here's the truth then. I am not good enough for you. Nothing is good enough for you. Alice: What are you saying Hal? Hal: What the hell do you think I'm saying! I'm done. I'm done with you. I want a divorce.
Alice: Fine! But you will lose all rights to the kids. The three Cooper siblings stare wide eyed at one another. There was a resounding slam of a door. Then a heavy footstep sounded on the stairs. Before the kids could move Hal came into view. He stopped as he looked at his three children.
Hal: Sorry kids that you had to hear all that. (He looked each one in the eyes). Don't worry Polly and Chic you are eighteen; so no worries about custody battles. (He looked sadly into his youngest daughter's eyes) I'm sorry that I couldn't last the last year before your eighteenth birthday Betty.
Betty: (Swallowing) It's okay daddy. Thanks for lasting as long as you did. (Tears rolled down her cheeks). Hal: I'm not leaving the house. (He finished climbing the stairs) ... The house is fully under my name. Chic: Bet mom doesn't like that fact.
Polly: What a mess. Betty: I'm not going to live with mom. I can't. Hal: Betty deep down your mother does love you. (He looked at all three of his children) all three of you. She just doesn't know how to show it but the way she has.
Betty: (Tightly wrapping her arms across her chest) She has an awful way of showing her love. (She tightened up even more) I'm not going to be alone with mom ever again. Chic: Don't worry sis you won't be. Polly: (Wrapping her arms around her sister) Don't worry I'll always stay with her when you have to.
Polly: (Wrapping her arms around her sister) Don't worry I'll always stay with her when you have to. Hal silently walked towards his room. He needed to be alone to process this. Veronica is in her room she calls a mysterious person.
Veronica : Hello , I have something big on Penelope, and Cheryl Blossom, trust me it's good. This will teach them not to mess with me. Then Veronica just lay in her bed. In Archie's kitchen. Fred : You need to come home. Your son needs you. He is a mess
At Cherl house. Penelope is yelling at her. Penelope : This is all your fault! Veronica is going to expose us! All because you couldn't keep it in your pants, and you could not leave her alone. This is your fault! So don't blame this on me when this gets out! When are you going to stop being so childish? You could of just left her alone.
Cherl : I am not afraid of her or her parents. Bring it on, I will do what I want there is nothing she or you can do about it. In the Jones's trailar. FP: How was your day? Jughead : Not bad , I talked to Veronica
FP: you did what?! Jug I said not to get involved in this let Betty handle this. Jughead : Don't worry , I just had to talk to her. Try to convince her to forgive Betty. It was a good talk. I am actually glad we talked. FP: Why don't I believe you son. (He eyed his son with a critical eye).
Jughead: (Flushing) Fine. I just told Veroncia that if she wants to try to start a war with me and the Serpents; that we don't have a problem fighting her father's Serpents. That if she thinks that she; and her father has you on their side then they are solely wrong. FP: (Sighing) Son. (Shaking his head). You have no idea what you have just done.
Jughead: Relax dad. Veronica will not help her father to cause a war among the Serpents. She may be a lot of things; but Veroncia Lodge doesn't want Riverdale to be gang war town. (Shrugging) Sides the only reason why I said that to her is because she brought up my bringing the Serpents into my fight with her. (Rolling her eyes) She's just being a major ass drama queen; and I'm just not going to play along with her.
major ass drama queen; and I'm just not going to play along with her. FP: Son. (Sighing) Don't make an personal enemy of Veronica Lodge. Don't tear Betty up even more then she all ready is. (Walking to place his right hand against his son's neck). BettyneedsVeroncia in her
life ... sheneedsVeronica close to her soul just as much as sheneedsyou, and Archie. Jughead: I'm trying to support and protect Betty; dad. I'm just angry that Veronica is willing to tear apart Betty all because Betty isn't always all about Veronica fucking Lodge. It's time for Veronica to
realize that there are other people on the planet earth besides her! That not everything is always about her! I"m sick and tired of Veronica thinking that she has to be the center of attention all the fucking time. That everyone else's lives; and personal problems have to stop because her life in the shit hole at the moment! FP: Son ...
FP: Son ... Jughead: I'm sick of tired of Veronica's selfness! If I have to be in her face then that's what I'll do. If she keeps trying to attack Betty for honesty being a human being herself; then dad; I have no fucking problem telling Veronica where she can get hers!
FP: Okay. Are you quite through? Jughead: (Breathing heaving) Yes. Look dad I'm not trying to tear Veronica out of Betty's life. I fully know how important Veronica is to Betty. But I'm not going to sit back quietly when I know Veronica is just abusing Betty. (Darkness in his eyes) I'm not going to allow anyone else to abuse Betty. I can't stop her mother ... but I can stop every other human being.
I can't stop her mother ... but I can stop every other human being. Hiram is in his office. Hiram : Hello. Penelope : We have a big problem. You need to convince that daughter of yours not to expose me; or else I can show Everyone your true colors.
Hiram : Look I can't make Veronica do anything. So I can't help, and why should I since you have no problem betraying me. Penelope : Convince your daughter to not expose me or else! Hiram: Are you threatening me. (He growled as he sat forward against his desk. His hand around the phone tightening so his fingers turned white).
Hiram: Are you threatening me. (He growled as he sat forward against his desk. His hand around the phone tightening so his fingers turned white). Penelope: ... Hiram: You have no idea of whom you are dealing sweetheart. You have no idea what type of snake you are poking at.