Both Johnny and Ponyboy were at the fountain after Darry had slapped him and they had ran away. As they were standing there in the cold smoking, a blue Mustang drove up to them with 5 Socs coming out .
MY!! HAIR!! :,(
Bob who is Cherry's boyfriend tells David to give Ponyboy a bath. He twisted Ponyboy's arm and then starts to drown him in the fountain. Soon Ponyboy feels relaxed and realizes he is not in the water anymore.
Ponyboy looks to find Johnny in shock. Johnny says, "I killed him." Johnny had killed Bob because Ponyboy was drowning. Bob was there dead on the floor. And the color of red is all they can see. They both are shocked thinking of all the bad things that would happen to them now. They decide to go to Dally for assistance.
Once they go to Dally, he tells them to get on a train and head to this old church to hide. Once they get there they hide there for a while. They also decided to cut their hairs and bleach it in order to disguise them selves.
A few days later Dally comes to check up on them and then takes them out to eat. When they get back the Church is on fire. The boys think it is because they left a cigarette still flamed. Ponyboy and Johnny go into the Church to go save the little kids who are in there. Thinking it was all their fault. They both go in and get the children out one by one. As the Church is collapsing Johnny shoves Ponyboy out well the Church collapses on him.
Once Ponyboy is out Dally smacks him so hard that he passes out, because this back was on fire. And Johnny is still in the Church as it collapses. All of them including Dally are taken to the hospital. Johnny being unconscious well being severely burned and his back harshly injured. At the hospital too Darry and Sodapop both arrive and Darry cries like he has never cried before. Ponyboy realizes then and there that Darry does really care about him and does not want the ones he loves to be hurt.