I was scared…
I ran to a better place and thought that I was safe.
I was wrong.
As the shadow chased me, I realized that I was stronger, determined, better, and decided that I would never back down.
I stopped running and stared at the shadow. The shadow moved to me and stopped.
Both of us had a major stare down like in a duel back in wild-wild west period.
After a long stare down, the shadow blinked and conceited and ran back to its home.
I, on the other hand, ran directly to a better place.