He was half tempted to strangle Demeter, but settled for glaring at her instead. After a few moments of that he looked to Persephone. He couldn't imagine how hard this was for her. Demeter ought to be happy about this, and here she was blaming him.
He half worried she'd have done something about the pregnancy, had he not been here to take the ire off.
He took Persehone's hand in his and raised it to kiss her knuckles. "None of this is you, or the baby. Both of that are good things." He smiled to his wife before lowering her hand.
Then he looked at Demeter, "for once in your life, stop it. If I hear or know of a word breathed wrong against this child for the sins I committed ages ago, I will not tolerate it. Do you hear me?" Unlike his brother,s his anger was the quiet sort. He had no storms like Zeus, or waves like Poseidon. "No matter what, leave the child out of it. This isn't something you can blame."
He tilted his head at Demeter, "and I have done nothing. Ask my Queen. Recall, perhaps I am not a King. I am only the gatekeeper. A Judge. She rules me. Get that through your skull. For once." He crossed his arms, "the rules are different. As long as she does not come to my house during summer, we are allowed to see one another. She requested we work on our marriage, as she feels lonely during summer. As do I. So we're working on this. I get to know Kore." He shrugged, "the fear is there but lessens. I made a vow Demeter, on Styx itself, to never harm her. I want this to work."
He turned back to Persephone, "sorry." He extended his hand with a smile, "may I?" He did like to greet his child, in his own way.