On the Schemes menu, the description is: "This scheme will end with your rival being befriended."
The player is currently only able to befriend Osana Najimi.
Befriending Kokona (Debug builds)
Ayano Aishi must first perform a task for Kokona, which is providing her with a modified uniform using the sewing machine in the Sewing Room. On Monday during the lunch period, Ayano will also have to eavesdrop on a private conversation Kokona has with Saki Miyu on the rooftop. This will grant Ayano the ability to write a note for Kokona and put it in her locker, asking Kokona to meet her, for this elimination method, on the rooftop.
When Kokona is on the rooftop, the player can push her off, but they can also choose the "Offer Help" option. When help is offered, Kokona will talk about how her father is in debt because of some loan sharks who go by "Ronshaku Loans", which connects to the Ronshaku Family.
The player must kidnap the daughter of the Ronshaku Family, Musume Ronshaku, and doing so will let Ayano record a video of Musume begging for help, tied up in Ayano's basement. Ayano sends this video to Musume's father, negotiating with him about his daughter's fate. He will, in the end, agree to free his clients from debt in return for his daughter getting set free unharmed (though traumatized).
Once Kokona's father is free from debt, Kokona sends Ayano a message announcing it. This starts a conversation between the two, and Kokona thanks Ayano. Because of Ayano's help, she will do most any favor for her, and so, Ayano asks Kokona to come to her house the next day.
At one point during the cutscene, Ayano will walk behind Kokona with her hands outstretched. The player has the option of betraying Kokona while her back is turned, though there are only a couple of seconds for this opportunity.
After sitting back down, Ayano then confesses her feelings for Senpai to Kokona, and begs her to stay away from him, Kokona hesitates but ultimately decides to adhere to Ayano's wishes. The cutscene then ends, with Ayano successfully befriending Kokona.
In order to befriend Osana, the player must complete Osana's task. At 7:30 AM, Osana gets a phone call from her stalker. The player must hear Osana's private phonecall without being caught eavesdropping. After that, at cleaning time, Osana and Raibaru will have a private conversation about Osana's personal problem. Osana's problem involves her stalker, and Osana remarks that she thinks her stalker is creepy and gross. After the player hears the conversation between Raibaru and Osana, the player must send a note to Osana's locker, and ask her about "stalkers and blackmail". After Osana goes to the rooftop, the player learns that the stalker has taken her cat as a hostage, and threatens to kill the cat if she calls the police. After that, at home at night, the player has an opportunity to leave the house and go to the Stalker's House. The player must retrieve Osana's cat who is inside a cat cage in the stalker's room, which is filled with Miyuki posters. When the player successfully leaves the house without getting caught, a cutscene plays between Ayano and Osana. In it, the player must decide if they will give Osana regular tea or drugged tea (choosing the drugged tea will cause Ayano to betray Osana).
Ayano gives Osana the regular tea, and sits back down. Ayano then confesses her feelings for Senpai to Osana, and begs her to stay away from him. Osana hesitates but ultimately decides to adhere to Ayano's wishes. The cutscene then ends, with Ayano successfully befriending Osana.
Keep in mind that the animations of conversation between Ayano and Osana in order to befriend Osana are currently not implemented in the game yet.
- This method was implemented in the June 1st, 2016 Build.
- This method was first mentioned in the March 31st, 2016 Build with the implementation of the Schemes menu.
- If Kokona ever realized what Ayano had done to befriend her, Kokona would still not report her.
- If all 10 rivals are eliminated by using this method, Senpai will worry that no one will ever be interested on spending time with him.
- As of the September 2nd build, Osana will no longer have events with Senpai if Ayano has befriended her earlier in the week, because she promised to stay away from him.