To become a Dragon Clan Guardian required sharing a bit of Dragon magic.
Each shell would be ground into a fine powder by the Guardians and used to make the dye for the Dragon Clan tattoo. This was then applied to the Guardian apprentice, creating a magical bond between the Wish Dragon and the wearer of the tattoo. When I received my tattoo, I was able to speak directly to the Wish Dragon who was born in that shell. Other Wish Dragons could also talk to us by mind talk but that special Wish Dragon of my tattoo was my special one to watch over.
“She said I was a Secret,” answers Hungry. “But I still am not sure what that means.”
“You are talking about me! I am that child!” exclaims the Baron as he jumps up from his chair. “You are saying that is how I can communicate with magical creatures,” continues the Baron, turning towards Hungry, “and that I am a child of both the Fae and the Outies? And, now you tell me that I also am part Dragon because of the Dragon magic you have?”
“Is this the heritage that you were going to tell me about,” asks Hungry.