Aww... It’s a cute baby dragon. It has bright blue eyes, and is as clumsy as any other hatchling, but it never seems to get injured.
And look! It has grown wings! It must be close to maturing.
Young dragons are relatively defenseless. Their scales don’t grow in until right before they mature, and they have almost no strength. Once a hatchling’s wings grow in, it marks the beginning of maturation. At this point they are usually left alone by their mother and begin to hunt and survive on their own.
Apprentice Zinc Snow is the apprentice of Medi Blizzard, the healer of the cave. He believes that Zinc can learn as much, or even learn more, about healing dragons than he ever has. Zinc isn't overconfident about this, though. He actually thinks that because of his size, he won't be able to be anywhere near as good. Mostly ignoring that fact, though, he studies as hard as he can. He follows orders from Blizzard, too, because he knows that Blizzard's teachings will do him good one day.