That - shakes Anakin out of a lot of her threatened spiral. She feels warm, instead - she loves Elesse, and it's reassuring that Elesse loves her too, that Elesse's just being - really really cautious to never go too far. That she won't take things away just because - Anakin is weird and wants them too much. Elesse's been wonderful for her, has taught her how to fly, and - right now Anakin wants nothing more than to fly and grow beside her.
It's more comfortable to just let this spiral in her head, but - she thinks she needs to articulate it.
"I love you," she says, leaning against Elesse. "And... I think my problem won't be - if you do things I want? It's - if I don't want something, and I have to compromise on that if I want to keep you, that feels - "
"I think it's - okay that the other me was serving the other you, she wanted that and was enjoying it, but... The other me felt - kinda small, I think? Like she'd cut away bits of herself. And I - don't get small when everything's the way I want and not the way I don't want, and I think if - I think if you were being evil it - wouldn't be in the direction of denying me stuff."
"It really, really hurts when there's - something I want and have or could maybe have, but I can't have it, especially if wanting it is what - leads to it being taken away. But I - would rather handle something painful like that, than - push you into stuff you don't want. And if you think - giving in here would be a slippery slope, and you think you - wouldn't be able to pull back when you hit my boundaries - then... I don't want you to - ever look at yourself and see someone you don't want to be."
And a thought - experimenting here might be... Good, there, if Elesse thinks finding Anakin's boundaries and - seeing that she can stop herself - would help. And right now... Anakin thinks she definitely would be able to decide to just leave if Elesse goes too far, she's still very good at articulating and following through on things she doesn't want. And she knows Elesse doesn't want to go too far, which - that'll help Anakin not compromise on her boundaries.