"Time to go home", Pony says. He notices that he has to walk home by himself. He wishes someone could pick him up. On the way home, Pony gets jumped by Socs.
The next night, Dally, Pony, and Johnny go to the movies and meet a nice Soc, Cherry Valance. Dally gets turned down and goes home. While in line, Pony learns that not all Socs are bad.
After walking Cherry and Marcia home, Johnny and Pony fall asleep in the vacant lot. Pony comes home late at night and gets in trouble. Darry hits Pony and Pony runs away.
As Pony and Johnny were running away, they saw the blue mustang chasing them. They pushed Johnny down and started drowning Ponyboy in the fountain. Johnny killed Bob and that scared the rest of the Socs away.
Pony and Johnny run away and hop a train. They got to a church and stayed there for five days when Dally came and got them. They went to Dairy Queen and got food. When they came back to the church, it was on fire.
Pony ran into the burning church to save the trapped kids. They got the kids out, but Johnny got severely hurt. Johnny and Dally got rushed to the hospital with Johnny in critical condition.