What tone of game are you going for? Because if it's cartoony/comedic, might I be so bold as to make a possible coup-out suggestion: Have one of the lovers carry around the other overhead the way Link carries around pots.
@csevans84 it's been 3 weeks since you posted this and you haven't said a thing. Please respond to the people who have been assisting you. Also confirm what engine you are using and if you still need help.
Reading about metaverses recently. I can totally imagine myself in the future, logging in with VR glasses to a virtual beach villa sitting in a virtual chair, with a virtual laptop facing the sea...coding 16-bit RM.