Jim decided to sit on the arm of the couch rather than next to Spock. It put distance between them and it was distance he felt they needed.

“I wanted to talk to you about your career with Starfleet.”

The only sign that Spock was surprised was the rapid blinking of his eyes, but he soon got that under control as well. “Captain?”

“Specifically whether it should continue.”

“I am at a loss to explain on what grounds you seek my dismissal.”

Jim shook his head. “That’s not what this is about, Spock.”

“Then what?”

“New Vulcan.”