Write a story in which characters meet for the first time. The occasion for their meeting is up to you, as well as how they interact, but make it clear it’s the first time they are truly interacting. You might try a third-person omniscient narrator so you can get the inner-perspectives of every character in the story. Whatever your approach, focus on the characters’ emotions and how they perceive this initial meeting. Give this exercise fifteen minutes of your time.
Write it up and see what happens,