Katrin's head turned towards the young man as she finished packing up her violin, intent on getting the instrument out of the danger the rain presented. Her eyes rested on him for a long moment, and perhaps it was a trick of the grey afternoon light that her eyes flashed white for an instant. It wasn't, but most would have shrugged it off as such, as her magic and technology combined to examine the boy's structure. He was more durable than a human, stronger, faster, a little more energetic. There was something else, too. Soul magic heated her system for the half second her eyes glowed, and she looked beyond his physical form. That was the giveaway - this was no human boy. She didn't know what he was, but she decided if he didn't pick a fight, neither would she. Still she smiled, and nodded her head at him.
"Thank you. They say doing what you love is magic in itself." Then, in a lower tone, to match his, "It was soul, actually. Just a hint. It can slip out at times. When I'm not paying attention." She rose to her feet, looking him over again, on hand on her instrument but one free in case of combat. An old habit, and not necessarily a bad one. He was taller than her, certainly not heavier but probably no more nimble, either. He seemed like a nice kid, but she couldn't be too sure these days. There were rumors going around about things being created, or returning, for the purpose of tracking down mages like herself. Especially mages seen as neutral, or chaotic. Wordless, wandless mages, who were in many ways wild cards in a game nobody really understood. Her eyes, now returned to their natural cat-green, peered curiously up at him. Then she smiled, and nodded, turning down the sidewalk.
"Of course. Walk with me a while. It's not everyday I meet someone who sees through the sound of my instrument." She took a few steps in the right direction before slacking pace for the curious young man to keep up. "I didn't catch your name, though you obviously know mine."