I am looking for a verb to convey “becoming curious as a result of something having taken place”. Any suggestions?
to pique someone's curiosity or interest
to make someone interested in something and want to know more about it:
The noise continued, piquing her curiosity.
having one's interest, desire, or curiosity strongly aroused
Cricket was intrigued, but I decided it wasn't good enough for her, and we moved to the sprawling Marriott resort, a complex of pretty lawns and pools with swim-up bars on the Chao Phraya river. —Food and Wine
And all the time she laughed, he watched, a smile quirking the corners of his mouth, as though he were both intrigued and delighted that he had done this, that he had made her laugh so suddenly and uncontrollably. —Rachel Joyce