Wes hadn't noticed for a second that Autumn wasn't with them. He hadn't heard her mumble, and neither had he turned to check on her if only because he was watching his sister carefully. He didn't want her to disappear in the crowd just as Melli had done, and even if he thought Jack was nice, he didn't trust the guy. Nothing against him, of course-- he seemed trustworthy-- it was just odd for Wes to loosen up and let that happen without some serious progress first. Regardless, not once had he turned back when he should have.
Perhaps he was straining to hear the conversation in front of him. Admittedly he wasn't hearing a thing, nor could he decipher Cricket's expression. When she finally turned to him-- first time she'd noticed him in a while, he noted-- he just started at her, confused, brow furrowed. Autumn was right here, wasn't she? He turned to look behind him and froze as he realized she was nowhere in sight.
And even if he didn't know her-- even if he hadn't really grown on her too much yet-- he couldn't help but feel responsible for her. Cricket and Jack were up on their own and talking and moving forward and all he'd done was dismiss this girl continuously, acting like the douchebag he was and pretending she didn't exist. And now she was gone; he'd been so concerned with his sister disappearing that he hadn't thought about her for a second. He held in a breath as he looked through the crowd, praying he might locate her face in the middle of it, but no cute familiar expressions stood out and he started to worry like crazy.
His responsibility and he'd let it fall. He'd let her disappear. Sometimes he liked to think he wasn't a dick but here he was, acting like she was fucking insignificant and now he realized how much of an ass he was really being to other people. "Uh--" He started, finally releasing that breath and deciding it was best to formulate a plan rather than standing there. "Let's split up. I mean-- you stick with him," he said, turning to his sister again. "I'll meet you back here in ten minutes. If we've found her we'll come right back and if we haven't we'll come back anyway. I don't want to lose anyone else." And with that he dove right into the crowd, searching everywhere for her.