At the nightly double, Pohnyboy, Johnny, and dally met Cherry and Marcia.
After the nightly double, Cherry's boyfriend bob and the rest of the Socs got mad at the Greasers for trying to pick up their girls.
After that night, Bob and some of the Socs tried to jump Johnny and Ponyboy after Ponyboy had run away, because Darry slapped him. When one of the Socs was going to drown Ponyboy, Johnny killed Bob the Soc.
After Johnny killed Bob, they went to Dally for help where he told them that they had to hideout. They rode a train to an old abandoned church.
They got a food supply, and stayed at the church for a few days. They had to cut off their hair just in case anybody would recognize them. Dally eventually came and took them to eat at the Dairy Queen, because nobody in that town would know them. When they came back the Church was on fire, and there were kids inside, so Johnny and Ponyboy went to rescue them, resulting in Johnny getting severely hurt, and Dally trying to save him.
Ponyboy makes it home to see his brothers Darry and Sodapop, but Darry and Johnny are still injured.