When Pony recovers it's time for the rumble. The gang heads back to the house to talk. Darry says that Pony shouldn't come but Pony does anyway. They meet up at the lot with the rest of the gang.
Darry meets an old friend named Paul and they start to fight. Pony gets beat up and Soda saves him. The Socs soon start to run away. Dally takes Ponyboy and they get in the car. They race to the hospital to see Johnny.
Dally says that if Pony gets tuff he won't get hurt. Pony thinks about Windrixville. He remembers when he jumped in to save those kids. He remembers when Johnny got hit by the beam. He hopes Johnny is okay.