Lucy: People? Yay! I love people! I'm going to tell them all about how you torture me so they'll feel sorry for me and pet me and pay attention to me.
Nat: Don't bother. I've already warned them that you lie.
Lucy: I'm going to tell them about the beatings!
Nat: They won't believe it. They know I adore you.
Lucy: I'll tell them you send me to the dungeon when you leave.
Nat: Lucy, they know I live in an apartment.
Lucy: Well then I'll tell them how you lock me up while you're away.
Nat: If, by "lock you up" you mean "let you have free reign of the entire apartment except my bedroom," then sure - tell them.
Lucy: What about the water torture? You can't deny THAT actually happened!
Nat: I'll let them know it was because you decided to climb up the chimney and got yourself covered in soot. I think they'll be on my side.
Lucy: Um...what if I just purr and tilt my head a bit. Do you think they'll pet me then?
Nat: Oh definitely.