Terra Matthews sighed and readjusted the grip on her bag. Her head was pounding with the effort to keep her shields up and she wanted nothing more than to yell at people to keep it to themselves. The young Empath cursed softly under her breath. It was easier to block out other people’s emotions now thanks to the training on how to do it in the weeks she’d been here at the Academy, but she couldn’t do much when people kept projecting at her. Dammit, if this kept up she wouldn’t know what emotions were hers and what ones belonged to other people. Again. Taking a deep breath, Terra forced a smile on her face. She would not let this control her life. She’d get the hang of this, she would. She’d get better at blocking out people and be able to have a somewhat normal life. Walking into the cafeteria/dining hall/whatever they called it (she hadn’t really been paying attention) she slumped into a seat at an empty table and put her head down. That would be later though. Today, today her powers - and people - sucked.