Helen had been trying to avoid the name for as long as possible. It was only a matter of time. It was probably better he hear it from her and not someone else. There was no telling what sort of topic would come up in conversation. It could be an innocent mention.
"It may not be good for you, though," she said, unable to look up at him. She wasn't ashamed about her past relationship with Patroclus. She sighed and shook her head slowly, "Menelaus, it was Patroclus..." She still didn't look up, unprepared for whatever reaction he would have.