The subject says it all. If I need a Subordinate, can I use my one Free Relationship to acquire it, or do I have to spend the two required circle points? Note that the question is meaningful if all my other relationships are 1D (complicated or with the other side).
I’d say yes, it’s a relationship! But subordinates follow slightly different mechanics from other relationships, so I was wondering what everyone else thought (and what was the author’s intent!).