Sodapop and Darry wait for Ponyboy to wake up, when he does Soda greets him then he sees Darry, hugs him as tight as he can, and tells him that he's sorry. Darry responds by quietly sobbing, telling Pony that he thought he had lost him.
While waiting to hear news about Dally and Johnny, the boys keep asking the nurses how they're doing but they refuse to tell them. Darry gets ahold of the doctor and then says that they're the closest family they have. When the doctor told them howthe boys were, the boys were relived yet still very worried about both of their conditions they were in.
In this chapter Two-bit and Pony visit Johnny in the hospital, but the nurse denied entry till the doctor told her that Johnny has been calling for them non-stop . Johnny asks the boys for a pack of cigs, grease, and a copy of the book gone with the wind.
Two-bit goes to the convenience store and grabs the stuff Johnny had requested. When Twp-bit comes back Pony is already outside of Johnny's room, because Johnny's mother had come to visit him. Johnny told Pony that he couldn't let his mother in to see him. Pony and Two-bit leave gritting their teeth when they hear Johnny's mother
Pony gets home from the hospital from visiting Johnny and Dally. It was about 30 minutes before the rumble, Darry had cooked dinner. Pony still had a headache so he took 5 aspirins, cause he thought that it would keep him going through th rumble and maybe get rid of his headache.
After the Greasers had won the rumble, Dally and Pony headed to the hospital to tell Johnny the news. When they got there the doctor stopped them and told them that Johnny was dying. They got into Johnny's room and told him the news. He said there was no use in fighting, and told Pony to stay gold before dying on the hospital bed.