He almost didn't hear Ren approaching, and then he was there, present in his space, a pleasant surprise. He knew he was coming, of course. Even as Ren's appearance brought a flicker of anxiety - now they would actually start - it was still a balm.
"No, never." He smiled a little. His eyes were clear and dark, no pall of mist hanging over them. The hug was still a bit of a surprise. Every time, even with his own brother, physical affection remained strangely unexpected. He let Ren hug him, hugged him back with a quick tight squeeze.
What first? "Well. I know basic charms. I'm not much good at them. Lifting objects, repelling them, casting basic protection. When I was in school, anything I cast successfully was weak. If it worked at all. I used a wand, then. I don't intend to now, I don't think there's a need. It was a point of practice where I was taught, but I know you don't, and...well, the only magic I've ever had any real access to was the Obscurus. I at least know how to draw on that." He cast his eyes on the trees at the edge of the clearing. They would make decent targets. "I think." He looked back to Ren. "It will certainly take practice. I hope you won't be too disappointed if it takes some time."