Dragons can use some of their shape-shifting abilities to patch themselves up, but it's fairly limited. It's never as strong as healing naturally and they can't mend too many injuries at once, but it's a decent temporary solution until their body has the time to mend itself properly.
re sarall: yeah, poor girl, extra empathy for another purple dragon?
re No-Name9: thanks, the dirt took a bit of tinkering to get it a way I liked.
re Zoula: yeah, dragons have got to be sort of paranoid about wing injuries, cause they can be doozies.
re Tyto Alba: yeah, I feel kinda bad that we aren't going to get to see her at her best
tr VampireKizu: thanks ^_^
re Onasaki: yup, more is one the way
re Imola: indeed she has (and props for the vocab, I had to go look it up ^_^)
re Tenshi Yami no Neko: yeah, for her I wanted a slightly more, delicate I guess, color patterning, so I went with some simple tiger stripes.
Hang on, Drake said earlier that everyone who could've babysat him is dead, does that mean this girl is dead, too? And if he likes her, that might explain another part of why he's so cold! Well, that, and his entire family being dead, too. That would have some effect.