As Ponyboy, Sodapop, and Darry waited in the waiting room, many reporters ask them questions. Since Johnny an Ponyboy became famous heros. After the reporters leave, the boys keep on asking about how Johnny is. But the nurses and doctor's would not say a word. Once they realized nothing was going to happen and when they got some news about Johnny they were shocked and headed home. They all pass out when they get home.
Ponyboy wakes up early and starts to make breakfast. The rest of the group comes in the house and Darry and Soda wake up. They all start to talk and then Two-Bit and Johnny go after everyone else goes to work. As they walk Randy drives up. He wants to talk to Ponyboy and he does. He expresses as he is about to cry, how Bob was not so bad and how he will be leaving town and not going to the Rumble. After some talking Randy feels better and Ponyboy realizes that he really misjudged Socs.
Ponyboy and Two-Bit go to visit Johnny and Dallas. After some conversations the nurse says that Johnny's mom is here to see him. Johnny does not want to see her and then passes out cold. Two-Bit tells Johnny's mom off when she yells at Ponyboy, and they then go to meet Dallas. Dallas expresses how angry he is because he can't attend the Rumble and what happened to Johnny. Soon they leave the hospital and catch a bus. Two-Bit realizes how Ponyboy is not feeling well. They start to talk.
Cherry Valance talks to Two-Bit about the Rumble, then calls Ponyboy over and talks to him. Ponyboy asks for Cherry to meet Johnny but she declines. And tells him about the better side of Bob. Ponyboy gets mad and yells at her. Cherry close to tears, says that she was only trying to help. Ponyboy apologizes and they talk about the sunsets and the view of them. They then both turn to go home.
Later on Darry and Paul, 2 old friends, start to get ready to fight each other in the Rumble. As they are about to fight Dallas comes in saying he had to fight. With one arm still injured he decided to fight. Then they all started to fight including Ponyboy, and they win the Rumble because one of Shepard's men grabbed a pole. (And that was cheating).
Ponyboy and Dally go to tell Johnny about how they had won the Rumble. Johnny was dying and wanted to see Ponyboy. Soon after some talk, Johnny died...