And look! It has grown wings and a large head crest! 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.
Elegant Dewdrop is an incredibly imaginative dragonet. He spends many hours a day stacking small, round pebbles on top of each other into towers that scrape the sky itself. Or, that is to say, he tries to at least. Unfortunately, he lives by a lake that is devoid of any pebbles, and the rocks that he can find are too big for him to lift; not that such a small thing like that stops him. Instead, he imagines himself stacking pebbles on top of each other. The other adult, more protective dragons worry about him, but he seems happy enough playing by himself with his imaginary pebbles.