..... (/ʃiːˈjudeɹi/) ..... ... ........ .......
.. ... ... areas of one to two story buildings that sprawl with a consistent building height for miles1.
.. a soft glow of light that so strongly ... . coalesces2.
... follows on a path. ... ... the shiuuderi likes to walk down meandering footpaths.
The shiuuderi follows the shadow of any sensitive it encounters, unable to react to the sensitive themselves. It can be killed by the sensitive without resistance; it also displays no fear towards any of the shadow's movements, no matter how abrupt. If at any time, the shadow becomes no longer visible, the shiuuderi loses all interest in the sensitive until their shadow reappears. As it looks upon this shadow, some shiuuderi display slightly cloying motions, as though attempting to ingratiate themselves with the shadow3. If allowed, it will lay within the area of the shadow4 ... .....
After spending a sufficient amount of time around a sensitive's shadow, the shiuuderi leaves of its own volition. Once it is around three miles from the sensitive, it begins to search for a secluded, but not overly compact environment. Sufficiently ... .. sated in its seclusion, it projects a copied duplicate of the sensitive's shadow in front of it on the surface upon which it sits or lays. It watches this projected shadow for 890 to 98,298 days, during which time5 ... .. the shadow loses fidelity and opacity, upon which .. the shiuuderi returns to its wander in search of a new ... sensitive6.
... ... .. . .... metamorphosis .. . a shadow, with more "absorptive" shiuuderi having ... darker and slightly more attenuated shapes than a less "saturated" shiuuderi.
When this shadow fades, there is no corpse to leave behind.
"It followed me for only half a mile...ten years earlier, and I might have unwrapped a stone and placed it on the path behind me for good luck, but I'd stopped keeping pebbles. I thought that it had actually given up earlier, it's funny, when I stopped for a moment to take a bite of fruit, but when I turned around, there it was, making its peace with my shadow. It went its own way when I left that wooded patch..."