It had turned at the sound of his dress shoes against the paved hall, but he hadn't startled it enough for it to go. "Hi ... cat." he awkwardly greeted, slowing his approach. It was an animal, how could he not want to approach it?
There were so many times he's stopped a dog in Derby just to pet it, regardless of how big it was. He was a young man who had a heart for the creatures. Then it dawned on him, what if this wasn't a normal cat? Maybe it was a cat that could talk or was above average intelligence.
Reid paused to see if it would talk, waving his hand slightly for its undivided attention. It simply meowed at him, it was hard for his heart to not melt at the sound and sight of the cute creatures. He got closer after seeing that it wasn't about to budge and placed his book bag against the wall. Reid was quite afraid of even touching the cat, what if it scratched him? He carefully reached out with a shaky hand, pausing just a bit to hover.
Yet the cat seemed more forgiving and leaned into his touch, allowing him to gently pat it. His movement relaxed and the boy stepped closer to the feline. "You're so cute." he laughed, brushing his hand through her fur. The cat arched itself into his touch and Reid continued to mess with it. He stood back, the cat's gaze followed him as he sat himself on the sill beside where the feline was.
The Hufflepuff gently patted his thigh, urging it to come and sit. At first it didn't respond, yet it had jumped down and instead swiped at his black and gold scarf. "W-whoa, wait." Reid chuckled, catching the scar before it was nabbed. He watched it continuously swipe at the long scarf, it had been attracted to the fringes he had on the edge of his scarf.
Reid didn't stop and instead waved it around, watching the cat jump and take some swipes at the garment. "You look too pretty to be a stray." It was an awfully well groomed cat, perhaps someone lost it? He didn't even know what its name was or if it was a boy or girl. All he could tell was that it was awfully cute. Reid stood on the side of the corridor, dangling the scarf above the playful feline.
sic parvis magna.
STA: 5, AGL: 7, STR: 14, CTL: 9