Once an egg has been touched by a human, the human's scent rubs off onto the egg. The mother dragon then will reject the egg and no longer be able to tell that it is her own. That's why there are abandoned eggs sitting outside the cave, dying, and the mother dragon isn't doing anything about them.
I took a deep breath, and crept around the rock I was hidding behind.
My hands were shaking, and I was scared my heart was beating so hard I would be heard.
I stretched my sweaty hand out and reached for one of the colorful eggs.
My arm wasn't long enough... My fingertip touched the silky texture...
A huge, bright red eye opened in front of me. It was about my size.
That was the last thing I saw.