All he could say was it was a good thing she'd called his name first. He had very intense reactions to surprises, and sometimes those did not end well. He made no attempt to return or encourage the hug, and unless she quit on her own, he did attempt to pry her off.
"Hey to you too," he replied as he regarded her. He should have known heading up to this neck of the woods was bound to get him spotted; it wasn't like he was really that far from the Professor's mansion.
"So how you been, kid?" he asked, doubting she was just going to flit off now that she'd found him.