And look! It has grown wings! It must be close to maturing.
Young dragons are relatively defenseless. They are born with relatively soft scales, which are shed and replaced with harder ones as the hatchling matures. Once a hatchling’s wings grow in, it marks the beginning of maturation. At this point they are often capable of hunting on their own and are usually left alone by their mother.
Goals is, so far, Terror Bringer of Darkness's only black hatchling, the rest of his children being his mate's, Freezeflame, species of seasonal dragons. Goals has watched her brothers and sisters grow into adults, but she shows no kind of jealousy, and seems to enjoy her eternal youth. Frozenclaw and Goals can be seen playing together almost any day of the year.