Begin a story with "what if?" and turn every trope on its head.
"What if?" the question lingered on his lips as he began to pace up and down, left and right his erratic movements looking almost graceful, until the man tripped on his own feet. Falling flat on his face the idea finally sprung forward, "Let's have a party!"
The hero of the hour looked perplexed, beyond confused, as this was supposed to be his mentor; the Merlin to his King Aurther. "Let's have a party?"
"Glad you agree!"now being dragged by the arm as they headed to the market.
(imagine this guy dragging you along)