Ponyboy isn't taking Johnny's death to well. Convincing his mind that he isn't really dead. Then it dawned on him that he was in the hospital, sick, and there is nothing he could do about it. He woke up to Darry's face. Soda offered to bring soup but before long Darry and Pony were both asleep.
For the longest time Ponyboy had to lay in bed all the time. One of his friends came to visit him. He started talking about school. Randy told him how they had his name on the bulletin. Then him mentioned Johnny and Pony broke down. When he left Darry caught pony smoking and he yelled but he called him little buddy and that was weird.
Ponyboy went to his hearing but it wasn't that exciting. When he went to school he was slumping in english so his teacher said that he would give him a second chance so he could think of a theme and write about it but Pony had a hard time with that. So when Darry found out that he wanted to leave and he wasn't done soda ran away because they started fighting but then they made up and it was all good.