He smiled against the kiss and brushed his thumb over the back of her hand. This time they would need to move a little more slowly, be more aware of each other's feelings. He thinks he can do that, and he's fairly certain Fred could too. If he didn't he wouldn't be willing to try.
He broke the kiss only to kiss the tip of her nose. "Way better than not at all." He smiled at her and gave her hand a squeeze. "But right now you need to take those pain meds and get some rest."