I am currently reading my way through a long list of science fiction and fantasy titles. (http://www.npr.org/2011/08/07/138938145/science-fiction-and-fantasy-finalists if you are interested in the list).
As he climbed into his cruiser, it struck him that he didn't feel like a hormonal teenager any more. He felt...pleasant. Friendly.....He was going to work out this friendship thing after all.
Oh Russ, I hope you are wrong, wrong,wrong!