Even though it probably took Odette a long time to get to the party, she apparently thought it best to get a head start for the journey back home, lest Thomás get too worried about her. Bia says that as more guests began to arrive, and with her niece distracted, the tortoise was gone as mysteriously as she had arrived.
Learning that Odette wasn't really lost, but rather out partying, left Thomás feeling very impressed, and perhaps a little left out.
"I think it's amazing, but I'm kind of annoyed, you know?" he said. "She could invite me along for the next adventure. I hate staying at home."
Bia says she would be more than happy to have them both back over:
"Thomás is always welcome. Now, Odette is too!"