the story doesn't specify who you know in the story, and its a bit hard to figure out the relationships/friendships you have with npcs.
for example, the ai can just say "i have to find ben" and you would ask yourself who ben is. maybe in the beginning when you start a new story it could tell you the other characters you find in the story and your connection with them?
sorry if its confusing. this is my first time posting an idea.