She might as well have shot piercing daggers through him, because no matter what he didn't say, she could see it written on his face. "He made a threat I couldn't ignore," him meaning Poseidon. "So, I made a deal that I'm already regretting." He wanted to say more, but he didn't know if the fallout would be worse than the bite. He was protecting Zoe (so he thought his ill advised plan was with good intentions). He didn't even think Amphitrite would get involved if she knew how he was lashing out. Poseidon needed to be reigned in because he was spinning out of control in anger.
"When an Olympian tells you to do something you do it." He dropped his head from looking at her. Yeah, he was ashamed that he'd allowed himself to be swindled again and used as a punching bag. "I suppose I did it to myself, trying to hold onto a job like a normal person and he was the best benefactor at the time."