Soo, I have a bit of a problem on my hands. Character A got saved from a kidnapping attempt by Character B. This is how they met, in fact. Then Character B bailed from the scene because he didn't want to wait until the police arrives. The next day, Character A happened to walk by when Character B was confronted by the police (for a completely unrelated reason. He was innocent by the way). A got B put of trouble with a bit of smooth talk. And since B is basically a petty criminal (the lovable rouge type, the kind of guy to steal some wallets to support himself) and kind of homeless, I want A to offer him to stay the night, at least until they figure out a more permanent solution. You know, out of gratitude for saving his life. My problem is, apart from the fact that most people, no matter how kindhearted, just wouldn't do this, instead would just give a guy some money and be done with it. Now A is a pretty generous guy, but he's also a bit of a loner, and that's kind of a plot point. He's almost hermit-like and is perfectly okay with being alone. But for plot reasons, I have to keep these two in each other's vicinity and I obviously can't rely on them coincidentally bumping into each other until they become friends, can I? So I'm afraid I've written myself into a corner. I tried to lampshade the fact that normal people don't invite strangers to stay the night, no matter how much the strangers saved their lives, but it still feels pretty unrealistic to me. Any ideas?