*Holding lab. Tara's meditating against the wall, with Kira watching, curious.*
Kira: What are you doing?
*Tara stands up, pacing.*
Tara: Trying to keep my temper under control.
Kira: It isn't difficult, Forrester.
*Tara looks at her.*
Tara: How do you get used to it?
Kira: I don't take things personally. Every time I've had to fight has either been in training or on an assignment. No one actually attacks me out of malice.
Tara: So you don't have to keep your temper in check...
Kira: Right, I forgot. Sela'ni Cartel's been chasing you.
Well, that explains the anger.
*Tara looks a little more curious.*
Increased alertness is a result of increased noradrenaline levels produced by the brain. It's part of the augmentation. Adrenaline levels are also increased to help the fight-or-flight reflex. Since adrenaline and noradrenaline are both linked to anger, you're probably having trouble keeping it under control.
Tara: That would also explain why I can't relax.
Kira: You'll get used to it.
Tara: I don't want to get used to it! I want to get rid of it!
Kira: Anger, Forrester. Watch the anger.
*Tara takes a deep breath.*
Tara: You said you wanted to be friends.
Kira: I do.
Tara: Then let me go.
Kira: I can't.
*Tara walks off towards the examination table, slamming her fists into it as she tries to keep the anger under control. Kira walks over, putting a hand on her shoulder.*
Just try to breath. Take deep breaths.
Tara: Take... your hand... off me.
*Kira complies, giving Tara a few meters of space.
Tara does start taking deep breaths and it's soon clear that she is calming herself down as she loosens her fists.*