After Ponyboy had gotten jumped; Soda had been cleaning Pony up and wiped a handkerchief across his face revealing glistening red from a cut were the Socs had pulled a blade on him. Pony was surprised by this because he normally doesn't get in many fights. Pony was quite frankly proud of it. This was until Darry made him put a bandage on it.
(FLASHBACK) Johnny was getting beaten extremely badly by the Socs in the blue Mustang. Ponyboy's beating was nothing compared to Johnny's. After the gang found him in the vacant lot; they thought he was dead. As a result of this Johnny is very shy and barely talks. Nobody likes talking about the incident.
Before Pony had gotten hit by Darry, he and Johnny decided to head to the vacant lot. At the vacant lot they enjoyed looking up at the stars. Both Johnny and Pony had gotten very unaware of time and they both fell asleep. This wasn't a good thing at all because they woke up at 2 AM and Pony had missed his curfew, and would come home to an angry Darry.