Spock hesitated, and continued in a very small and nervous voice. “Please, do not mistake me. There is a definite pleasurable experience connected with touching you.”It took years of practice bluffing a dozen species for Jim to keep the manic grin off his face. He wanted to convey appreciation and support, not the aspect of a madman about to pounce.
Mature, post-TMP. Kirk and Spock taking their relationship into a different direction – very, very carefully. This has a great Kirk POV and an enchantingly hesitant-yet-eager Spock.