"And what did you expect of me?" Demeter demanded. "Did you expect me to embrace him and congratulate you both? To say how glad that I was? I am not glad. You and he are disturbing the natural order and it will only lead to agony for all." Demeter shook her head violently. "I will not encourage this. I will love you and I will love this child despite its parentage, but I do not support this choice and I do not and will not ever believe my brother hasn't coerced you."