ponyboy and dally just rushed to the hospital to see Jhonny before he died. Ponyboy had gotten hit really hard on the head before any of this happened so he was already delirious. when johnny passed away ponyboy was so shocked and sad that he denied what had happened. Dally who was also there ended up getting shot. the stress of losing two friends made ponyboy get sick and his grades dropped.
darry and ponyboy never got along even when they still had parents. One night pony had fallen asleep in a lot with Jhonny. Darry was in an extra bad mood and he got really mad at him. so mad that he actually hit him. pony's initial reaction was to run away, so that's what he did. after running away he met Johnny along the way and they ended up getting jumped. that's when johnny killed bob and they started their adventure started.
johnny and ponyboy both went into the fire that was engulfing the church. Dally stayed behind though. johnny got really burnt and dally went in to get him .while ponyboy way passed out on the floor outside after dally had hit him so hard in the back to put the fire out that he passed out. this act of saving the children may have brought back some of his innocence and overall made him a better person.