Peter (or Melanie) loved his (or her) job as a [climate researcher / troubled teen vampire / astronaut / professional wrestler]. Every day he/she went to [the lab / the alley behind the blood bank / Mars / the gym] and did his/her best to [document the effects of global warming / not kill people / set up a viable permafrost retrieval system so that future colonists could have drinking water / slam Deathface Dragon with a clawhold suplex]. It was a tough job, but someone had to do it.
The day our story takes place started like any other, but it was a day that would change Peter or Melanie’s life forever. He/she was just [compiling rainfall data / thinking about the transitory nature of human life / calibrating the drilling equipment / doing abdominal crunches] when a stranger walked into the [lab / alley / crater / ring] and, more quickly than he/she had ever believed possible, Peter/Melanie [fell in love / fell in love / fell in love / spin-flipped from the turnbuckle and clotheslined the stranger].