You know how we aren’t sure why Jackie trust Hyde so easily since season 1, always going to him when she’s feeling blue? Here’s a headcanon for you all.
After she discovered who cut her hair in Cheerleading Camp, Jackie tries her best to continue her life as if nothing had happened. If someone asked why she cut her hair, she answered with a big smile, saying she needed a change.
But when the girl comes back from camp and they run into each other at the pool, Jackie gets burned by her and her cliqué so easily, it’s something to feel second hand embarrasment for.
While crying near the boy’s bathroom, someone asks her if she’s okay or if she needs help. When she looks up, a very wet Steven Hyde is leaning towards her face with no apparent expression.
Jackie tries to explain but she’s still crying and he can’t understand a single word she’s saying. So he sits down and puts a hand on her back, like there-there, and waits for her to calm a little.
When she’s done, he asks again if she needs something. Jackie shooks her head and he asks if it has something to do with her hair. Everyone knows about her hair.
“It was Rachel.” She says. It probably means nothing to him but it kind of makes her feel better to have someone listening to her.
“Okay,” he says and makes sure she is fine before leaving her.
Jackie thinks that’s nice, and lets it go.
Later, Rachel comes to her yelling something about how could she tell someone like Hyde what had happened during camp, that her image is now ruined because everyone thinks she’s a bad person. Jackie doesn’t know what is happening, but they hear Hyde’s voice as he walks towards them.
“You let that girl alone, Rachel. Or maybe you’ll wake up without any hair on that shitty head of yours.”, he says. Everyone hears it and everyone laughs, and peace comes to Jackie once classes start.
None of them ever talked about it, she never got to thank him properly. It was a little disappoining that he didn’t like her when she started to date Kelso, but once they are older and together, she tells him that’s why she always felt safe with him.
Because even without knowing her at all, he decided to stand for her when she more needed a friend.