A leaf fell from above. It was mostly blackness up there, as the colony saw it from below, save for a few faint wisps of light that strobe by every now and then. That night, however, it was just blackness, and something like voices rose and fell at will. Walden swore it was just thunder, but others said it was laughter and Zepp chose to believe the latter... namely because he was the one to spark that particular rumor in the first place. Besides, thunder surely doesn't speak of such things as towers and shadow puppets. Nonsense! Thunder discusses bowling and the weather, but never shadow puppets. Such things are for youngsters, and so he stood by his claim. Gods, maybe... gods, of course... but young gods, nonetheless.