The gang meet Cherry Valance and Marcia at a drive in movie. They start talking to the girls and get to know them. Ponyboy gets to personally know Cherry by knowing that they have a lot og things in common.
Later that night Ponyboy and Johnny decide to stay at the lot near the water fountain. The Soc´s blue mustang pulls up with Marcia and Cherry´s boyfriends ready to fight becasue they were not happy that other boys were talking to their girlfriends. That night Johnny kills Bob becuase he was drowning Ponyboy.
Johnny and Ponyboy run away to an old church. They ran because they did not want to get caught by the cops for murder. They would get food from one of the gang members every so often.
There is a big fire that burns down the church but there are kids stuck inside. Johnny and Pony save the kids but Johnny gets severelly hurt and goes to the hospital. After that they are called heroes in the newspaper.
Ponyboy came back while Johnny was in the hospital. Before the Socs and Greasers planned a rumble so they met up that night. The greasers won but Johnny got a severe concussion. After the rumble they went straight to see Johnny.
Johnny ends up dying from all the injuries. All the gang members get sad. One of the gang members, Dally, was so sad that he had the cops kill him.