Persephone felt torn between her mother and her husband, but she simply put herself between them and held up a hand. "Mother, he's right. I asked him here." To Hades, she smiled and said, "I did eat. I've been taking very good care of myself."
She turned back to her mother, but not before reaching out to take Hades' hand. "Demeter, we have news. I have been seeing Hades on occasion since leaving his house. I love him and being without him for half the year is so difficult, though we know the consequences if I stay with him. So we have been trying it this way and it's been working. And now I'm with child."