Ronan sat with his laptop, checking his email and notifications on his Henderson Buzz account while Noah made breakfast for the two.
“Oh, there’s an update from Daugherty.” Ronan said as he opened the page. “He tagged us both in this video.”
“What video?” Noah asked as he walked over to see for himself.
“It’s called ‘Daugherty - ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.’” Ronan read before playing the video.
“Hello, everyone! Daugherty here, and I have been nominated by my friends at The Henderson Buzz to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge! So, here it goes!” Daugherty spoke in the video before dumping a bucket full of ice water over his head and letting out a shriek.
Noah and Ronan couldn’t help but laugh as they watched their friend
“Okay! Now, I- wow that was cold!” Daugherty cringed. “Now, I nominate my good friends Ronan and Noah to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge! You have 24 hours!” he warned with a pointing finger before the video came to an end.
Noah and Ronan were both silent for a moment as they realized what this meant.
“Well, we don’t have to do the ice bucket thing, right?” Noah asked. “I mean, we can just donate to ALS and spread the word.”
Ronan slowly turned his head to face his fiancé, revealing his smirk. “Now where’s the fun in that?”
Noah and Ronan both stood in Mrs. Shea’s backyard - the only private spot the guys could do this in - wearing t-shirts, swimming trunks and two buckets of ice water in front of them. Daugherty stood with Ronan’s phone in-hand, ready to film.
“I can’t believe you talked me into this.” Noah muttered.
“Well, I sure wasn’t going to do it alone!” Ronan told him. “Come on, this will be fun. And it’s for a good cause. We already donated, now it’s time to do the ice bucket.” he said readily.
Noah took a deep breath in preparation. “Let’s do this.”
Ronan smiled before signaling for Daugherty to start filming.
“Hello, everyone! I’m Ronan!” Ronan introduced himself.
“And I’m Noah.” Noah said.
“And we were nominated by our friend Daugherty to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!” Ronan said. “Ready?” he then said as he turned to face his fiancé.
“Ready.” Noah said before the two picked up their buckets.
Ronan quickly dumped his bucket of ice water over his head while Noah held back on his, simply watching his fiancé with a smirk.
Ronan shivered before looking at Noah in confusion. “Why didn’t you do yours?!” he asked.
“Oh, I’m doing mine.” Noah said before suddenly, without warning, dumping his bucket of ice water onto Ronan.
Ronan screamed as he backed away from his fiancé while Noah and Daugherty simply laughed.
“I hate you.” Ronan muttered with a shiver.
“Hey, I told you all I wanted to do was donate.” Noah said.
Thanks for reading! I made a donation to ALS in Noah and Ronan’s name. I nominate any other authors out there to write a drabble of their characters doing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and share it online!
Go to ALS.org to donate and go HERE to read more of my Noah and Ronan Series.