In chapter 2, Ponyboy and Johnny go to the movies with Dally. There they met Cherry and Marcia. Johnny sticks up for the girls when when Dally tries to assault them. Dally leaves and the girls end up becoming friends with Pony and Johnny. Two-Bit joins them and hits it off with Marcia.
In chapter 3, Ponyboy, Johnny, and Two-Bit walk Cherry and Marcia home. While walking, the group saw a blue mustang with Cherry and Marcia's boyfriends, driving down the street. The car drives by without noticing its them. It drives by again and then Randy and Bob see them. When they get out of the car, there's almost a fight. Pony gets home late and gets yelled at by Darry, then he runs away.