Ponyboy has been seen by the socs. and it doesn't look good for him. Ponyboy is very scared and doesn't know what to do. Pony is about to get jumped. Pony is scared that the socs. will do the same thing to him as they did to Johnny.
Ponyboy and Johnny sneak into the drive in with Dally. When they get there they meet Cherry and Marcia. Cherry and Marcia want Pony and Johnny to protect them from Dally. Ponyboy and Cherry realize that they are very similiar.
After his brother hits him Ponyboy is upset. So upset that he wants to run away. Johnny tries to comfort him and he realizes that he is very lucky to have people to care for him. Ponyboy decides he will go home and just not speak to his brother.