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.
Sakura has so many moods; it's almost impossible to classify her. One moment she can be a sweet and charming girl who likes hanging out with the other girls, the next fascinated with the art of war and bugging Teslian for lessons, the next after that hot-tempered and feisty with plans to become a ninja (despite the fact that dragons, being rather large creatures, are not well-suited to stealth). She claims that because of her name, people expect her to be many different things, and so she tries to oblige. Sometimes, she wishes she had a more common name, like Ai.