In the car on the way to Dairy Queen, Johnny said he wanted to turn himself in. He didn't want to be on the run his whole life from the police. Dally and Ponyboy were surprised when they heard this come out of Johnny's mouth they didn't want to argue with him.
You're safe don't worry.
Where am I!?
The church caught on fire while Dally, Johnny, and Ponyboy were in the car. It caught on fire while there was a school picnic. There were children trapped inside!
Johnny and Ponyboy went inside the flaming church in order to save the children. They did this because they thought that they were the ones who started the fire. They thought that maybe they left a burning cigarette somewhere and that is what caused it. They didn't want anybody to die because of their mistake.
He actually cares about me.
Pony, I'm sorry.
After saving the kids from the church Ponyboy, Johnny, and Dally were proclaimed heroes. However, they get injured very badly with bad burns all over their body and they are rushing to the hospital. Panicking and Stressing out, Ponyboy wakes up in the ambulance, not knowing where he is.
After the teacher explained to Ponyboy where he was going, they arrived at the hospital. The room fell silent. All of a sudden Sodapop and Darry come into the room and Ponyboy keeled over and looked at them. He ran to them as fast as a cheetah with excitement. He had been reunited with his gang.
After Sodapop, Darry, and Ponyboy talk for a while, Darry asks Sodapop for some privacy. Ponyboy was reluctant to speak because he didn't know how Darry was going to react. Darry starts explaining that he was really worried about Ponyboy and that he didn't mean to hit him. When Ponyboy realizes that Darry starts crying, that is when he knew that he actually cares about him.