Elena always knew her career, her aspirations were secondary to her becoming a wife and mother. Being an architect was just part of the process, a stepping stone on her way to marriage and attachment. Her primary function was to become a vital component of some man's family. It dictated how she moved, how she dressed, and often, what she said.
Her own free will was long gone. A casualty of societal indoctrination and her mother's demands wiping it out. That a woman should have intercourse with a man, is not her choice, but her obligation. Her duty.
With Meg on the line, Elena felt as though she was invincible. As if a door was opening up for her. Light, coming from the widening gap, cast Meg's power and audacity onto her. Elena forgot where she was and what others expected of her. Speaking with Meg, she just was.