This was inspired by Mercedes Lackey and Jane Yolen. They both do dragon stories and I had read a book or two each right before I drew this picture. The boy is there to care for the dragon and as such the dragon shows affection for the boy and is willing to help and protect him. The boy was born with a tattoo on his back to tell all exactly what he does. The people who have such tats wear either no shirt or backless so as to show the tat. They aren't allowed to cover it up. The boy in this picture is also an elf, but due to a magic spell his ears are smaller then they should be and his parentage is unknown at the moment. That's about all I can remember for it.