Ponyboy, Dally, and Johnny go to Dairy Queen for some food and Johnny and Ponyboy learn that Cherry Valance would gallantly testify for them. Johnny and Ponyboy were surprised by all this information that Dally told them. They were shocked to hear she would do such a thing because Bob was her boyfriend even though Cherry didn't like him much.
Jump Out! Quick!
When the three boys head back into the car, Johnny tells both Ponyboy and Dally that he was going to go back home and turn himself in. He figured that since he had no record for breaking the law and that Cherry could prove that the stabbing was self defense, that the cops would let him go. However Dally was upset that Johnny didn't think of this before as it would have saved them trouble
Where am I?
Don't worry. We are taking you to the hospital.
Ponyboy and Johnny see the old church on fire. Then they are told that there are little children stuck in there. Ponyboy knew he had to save the little children as he thought that it was his fault that the fire started. Johnny came right along with Ponyboy to help save the little children. However, Dally didn't join in and yelled at them to forget the children and not to go in.
Oh Ponyboy. Thank goodness you are safe
Ponyboy rushes into the church and finds the kids in the back. One of them is yelling super loud and when Ponyboy comes, he tells the little kid to quit yelling. There he finds Johnny with him and Johnny was happy. Ponyboy realized that for some reason even though they were in a fire, they both weren't scared. They helped get the children out and then just barely got out before the church was engulfed with flames.
When Ponyboy barely escapes the church setting him on fire, he is knocked when Dally slaps him on the back because there was fire on his back. He is on a stretcher and they are taking him to the hospital. He is not hurt badly and feels so sad when he finds out that Johnny got hurt severely. The guy pushing him calls him a hero for saving those kids lives.
Ponyboy meets Sodapop and Darry more importantly. Ponyboy realizes how much he missed both of them and how Darry really did love him. Maybe even more than Sodapop as Darry never cries, but he was then. Darry didn't even cry during their parents funeral, but he was crying then. Ponyboy then hugs Darry and now Ponyboy understands Darry and how he is like.