On his way home, Ponyboy gets being followed by three Soc's driving a red corvair and gets jumped by them.
Ponyboy, Dallas, and Johnny meet Cherry and Marcia at drive-in movie
Johnny boy kills soc, Bob to protect Ponyboy. Dally gives them clothes and a gun and tells them to hide. A couple days later Dally visits them and takes them to DQ. Then they save kids from fire and get sent to hospital.
Johnny isn't doing well and the boys are viewed as hero's. Randy then talks to Ponyboy before the Rumble. Two-Bit and Ponyboy visit Johnny at the hospital and Ponyboy doesn't feel good about the Rumble.