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There’s been an endless number of stories about dragons written. The idea behind this one is an extended series of stories (this could be a collection of short stories or a series of novels) that follow a person that adopts a newborn dragon and that person’s descendants as the dragon ages and evolves over the years.
Initially, the dragon could be a tiny, helpless creature that’s like an insect. In subsequent stories, with the children and children’s children, it grows to become cat-sized and behaves like an animal, then human-sized, with an intellect like a human. In later stories, when it becomes more dragon-sized, it develops a greater-than-human intellect.
Characters from past stories could reappear in later stories, as older versions of themselves, with hints about how their lives went after their story ended.
During this growth and maturation, the dragon’s relationships with the family would change. It would have unconditional love for its early “owners”, then would be peers with later family members, eventually becoming contempt and manipulation towards descendants. The dragon’s nostalgic affection for the family’s ancestors would be the basis for later interactions.
The final story could wrap things up with the dragon as an independent entity. Perhaps dealing with a dragon-slayer from its previous family.