Look, it’s grown frills, and the glow around it has become even brighter.
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.
This poor dragon is in a rather serious predicament, involving a spoiled child, chocolate, and night-light duties. Said bratty rich kid spotted her one night as she played about her cave, and seeing the gentle glow she produced, demanded she be kept to keep his room lit at night. The poor, oblivious hatchling was captured a few nights later, lured into a trap by an irresistible piece of chocolate. She was stuck in a cage in the snob's room and left there to suffer. However, luckily the nasty boy's sister is a far sweeter creature, and, having learned of the little dragon's plight, is on a mission to rescue her. The hatchling was very happy about this, of course, and almost felt a common kinship with the gentle girl. The escape plan is going to be initiated tonight--best luck to both of them!