"Protect you? From me?" Demeter just stared, horrified and sickened. Persephone trusted Hades more than she trusted her. What had become of the world and the turns of the seasons? "I have never harmed you and he-" She pointed accusingly toward the balcony where they'd been, although she could feel he was no longer there. "He-"
But she couldn't even think of the words she wanted and threw her hands up. "I don't even understand anymore what this world desires!"