The hatchlings stayed under the Guardians' protection for a few more days so that they may be able to supervise them closely and ensure their health. Just as they had predicted, little Phoenus was taking more time to adjust to his life outside his egg. His legs were not getting any stronger, regardless of how much he walked around. He also looked somewhat sickly, much more so than any healthy hatchling should. Inferno took it upon himself to watch over him. He always had him close to Ignitus to keep an eye on both more closely. He wouldn't ignore the other children, Phoenus only needed special supervision.
To his surprise Ignitus appeared to have the same kind of caring towards Phoenus that his father had. During meal times Phoenus would finish his fruit before the others but still whine in hunger. Whenever he did Ignitus would somehow know and share a piece of his fruit. And whenever they were releasing their infant energy by running around he stayed close to him to ensure he