In chapter one, Ponyboy is walking home from a move alone. As he walks he sees a blue mustang filled with socs. He tries to lay low but still gets jumped by socs. They say that they'll give him a "haircut" and beat him up.
In chapter two, Johnny, Dally, and Ponyboy go to the drive-ins. When they get there, they see two girls- Cherry and Marcia. Then Dally starts talking trash and Cherry gets mad. Cherry decides to throw the coke Dally bought for her at his face.
Later, after the move Ponyboy and Johnny watch the stars. When they get home late, Darry gets mad at Ponyboy, and hits him. This scares Ponyboy so he takes Johnny and they "run away."Johnny assures Ponyboy by saying that at least he has someone, when Johnny doesn't.