Ponyboy is walking home alone. He is going home too his two brothers. On his way back he comes across a group of Socs. The Socs then jump him, but his brother Darry comes to help him.
Dally is trying to impress Cherry and Marcia. Dally then offers them a Coke. They say no, but he tries to give it to them anyways. Ponyboy watches, but Johnny goes and stands up for them.
Ponyboy gets home past curfew, and Darry is not happy about it and starts yelling at him. Soda tries to stand up for Ponyboy, but Darry yells at him too. Ponyboy gets mad at Darry for yelling at Soda so he yells at him. Darry then gets really mad and slaps Ponyboy across the face.