After the fire in the burning church, Ponyboy and Johnny were both in the hospital, and after the battle between the Socs and Greasers, He comes back to the hospital and realizes Johnny is dying.Ponyboy doesn't think Johnny is really dead and keeps wandering in the hospital denying Johnny's death.
Ponyboy comes home late and his older brother Darry isn't very happy with Ponyboy.Darry isn't very happy, and he asks Ponyboy where he's been. Then Darry slaps Ponyboy and Ponyboy runs away.
The greasers are different from the Socs (society)."Most looked at us like we were dirt, then gave us the same kind of expression that the Socs did, like they would spit on us if given a chance."