completely stolen from bakerstreet
THE HANDCUFF MEME
It's up to you decide how you got handcuffed (heck, the cuffs might have magically appeared out of nowhere), but what your characters have to deal with next can be decided using a handy RNG. Your options are:
1. Fight Night
Boy this handcuff thing came at a bad time. For whatever reason, you have to fight thugs, mooks, supervillains, space aliens, jetpack Nazis, talking gorillas, or some other threat. Maybe you're doing it to save innocent lives, just to save your own skin, or to stop someone from setting all your stuff on fire. Whatever the reason, hope you two are good at teamwork!
The reason for those handcuffs? You just got arrested, and now you're in the back of a patrol car, the paddywagon, or the space patrol hover-car being taken to the police station. What you did to wind up that way is up to you. It could be something as innocent as a prank gone wrong or something as dire as the both of you having been accused of murder--or perhaps even framed. But now you have a nice little drive and an even nicer booking to look forward to. You might as well get to know you you're handcuffed to or have that nice little heart-to-heart you've been planning on having--you're going to be stuck together for a while.
3. A Very Important Date
One of you has a meeting or appointment to get to and it can't be postponed NO MATTER WHAT. That date with that wonderful guy you met the other night? That job interview? Meeting the parents of your significant other? Your little sister's violin recital? One of you has to go right this moment and hope you can explain away the predicament or hide that you're attached to each other. For a bonus challenge, both parties can have somewhere important to go and have to duke it out over who has to miss their big, important thing.
4. Party Crashed
That was some party! ...who has the key to these? You had a wild night last night, so wild that the other people around you are wearing lampshades on their heads and have wangs that were drawn in Sharpie on their faces while they slept. You've woken up handcuffed to either someone you know or a total stranger, and you have no idea how you got that way. Let's hope you can find the key among all the discarded beer cans and stale pizza.
5.On the Run
The most dangerous game of all...is man! Or something. You're handcuffed together racing through an island wilderness, hunted by evil people, aliens, or dangerous wildlife, trying to work together to save your own lives. Or perhaps you're on the run from the police, accused of a crime you didn't commit. Maybe you're trying to escape from the clutches of an evil dystopian government that plans to brainwash you, or you made a break for it and escaped from a chain gang. Maybe you're being forced to run a deadly obstacle course together on live television, or being chased through a haunted town by monsters. Whatever the case, you're stuck together, you're on the run, and you have to make sure both of you get through it or neither of you will.
Not only are you handcuffed, you're dangling over a deathtrap together. Or locked in a room, waiting for a murderer to come back and kill you both. You're in some sort of situation where you're trapped, and escape is all the more complicated because of how you're handcuffed together. Hope you can pull a Houdini before that serial killer comes back!
You're cuffed somewhere so you can't get away, because the other character has some very, very important questions. Remember: Ve haff vays of makink you talk.
Go nuts and make a situation up! The only requirement? Handcuffs.