"Easy, Ponyboy. They ain't gonna hurt you no more."
"Who's this, your great aunts?"
"Great grandmothers, twice removed."
"I didn't mean to." I pleaded with Darry. "I was talking with Johnny and we both dropped off..."
"Where the heck have ya been?" "Do you know what time it is?"
"Hey Ponyboy," he said sleepily "where ya been?"
This is the beginning of the book, where the Socs pull a blade and injure Ponyboy in front of the movie theater. The red corvair is the Socs driving away. The whole gang of the Greasers is here protecting Pony. The members here are Pony, Johnny, Sodapop, Darry, Dally, Two Bit, and Steve.
Johnny and Pony go to a movie with Dally at the Nightly Double drive ins, and Dally starts harassing the girls, Cherry and Marcia. The girls are Socs, and they decide to talk with Johnny and Pony. It is here that Pony learns that not all Socs are the same. Two-Bit even comes in for some comic relief while they watch the Beach girl movie.
After sleeping with Johnny in the lot until two in the morning Pony runs home. Ponyboy's brothers were worried and wanted to know where Pony had been. All the while Soda is asleep and when he wakes up he tries to calm then both down. Then Darry slaps Pony in the face and Pony runs out crying.