"Now, Adeline's shadow was a wretched one indeed. Unlike your shadow, who stays tightly attached to your feet, Adeline's shadow stayed tightly attached to all of her being.
At first, things were fine. Adeline and her shadow shared the day, and her shadow took the night. But soon, Shadow decided she deserved everything- and slowly, Shadow began to take it.
Adeline was drowning in the darkness. She was in dire need of a hero, but I didn't know where to look."