Ponyboy, Darry, and Johnny were at dairy Queen, and were actually eating food after they had been in the church for about 5 days. Johnny thinks it's time to turn himself into the police.
When they are driving back up to the church to get their things they see smoke coming out, then they see the fire.
Stay Gold Ponyboy, Stay Gold
Ponyboy finds out that kids are inside because the school was having a picnic to ponyboy races inside to save the kids and Johnny follows.
Darry goes in and helps ponyboy out as well as johnny but the next thing he knows he wakes up in an ambulance asking where johnny and darry were.
Where's Johhny and Darry?
They find out that Johnny got badly hurt because a pies of roof fell on his back and he wasn't doing well. Darry run to get ponyboy because Johnny wanted to see him, and Johnny's last words were "stay gold, ponyboy stay gold."
After Johnny dies Darry and Ponyboy were upset because they lost someone who they loved cared for.