And look! It has grown wings! It must be close to maturing. It’s learned to use its new wings quickly and you now have a hard time keeping it on the ground.
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.
Lightning Moon was born under curious circumstances. His parents, the red Fury of Dancing Flames and the fog dragon Wassap Thunder, seem to have forgotten entirely that he is their hatchling. Lightning Moon grew up like a wild caveborn dragon amongst his agemates Daky Aldkin and Nagahari, and considers his caretaker Guardian dragon Aylward to be his father. His temper tantrums manifest themselves as little thunderclouds that follow in his wake.