She walked back into an unlit part of the cave and turned on a lantern. Elad could see a portal-like device slowly coming to life.
"We can send them signals through the Switchboard's framework for now, while they start the connection. Anything you want to tell your alter-ego?"
She worked at it, then through down her tools in disgust.
"Dammit. The Switchboard is taking control of the entire system and closing me out. The only way is..."
She looked at him. "...if I connect to your alter-ego through the system itself."