“I told you this would happen.”
I grumbled a roar and tried not to make eye contact with my mother. I hated it when she was right.
“Mom—“ I started, but she cut me off.
“But no, all the other hatchlings got piercings, so you just had to get them too.”
“It’s fine,” I insisted. The adventurer was still tangled in the chain that threaded the piercings on my brow-ridge scales. I shook my head to try and dislodge her.
“Here, let me.” My mother flew over and breathed a thin stream of fire breath, finally knocking the human loose.

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