Dragons wake rarely. They sleep for years at a time, but live in centuries so it all works out.
The littlest dragon hasn’t yet been awake during a war (his loss, the other dragons feel) but this is about to change.
Dragons like it when humans go to war: they feed like kings during these times, feed like kings and nobody notices the extra losses. They’re explained away with military terminology and whitewash and any questions are discouraged.
The littlest dragon wakes. He scents the blood in the air and knows he will eat well tonight.
“Humans are vicious,” he thinks.