Pony had suffered only minor burns and a big bruise across his back. Jerry Wood stayed with Pony all the time he had been in the hospital. Pony told him the whole story about Bob’s death and Jerry told him that being heroes would help get them out of trouble. He also agreed that Jonny had killed Bob in self-defense. He told Pony that he probably shouldn’t smoke, which Pony thought was strange since everyone did it in his neighborhood. Sodapop and Darry arrive. Sodapop hugged Pony, and Darry was crying, which surprised Pony. That’s when Pony realized that Darry really did care about him. Pony went and gave Darry a great big hug and felt that he was finally home to stay.Chapter 7The reporters and police interviewed Pony, Darry, and Sodapop in the waiting room of the hospital. Sodapop joked around with the reporters and staff. The doctors told them that Dally
would be ok after 2 or 3 more days in the hospital but Jonny’s back had been broken when the piece of timber had fallen on his back. They said that even if Jonny survived, he’d be physically impaired for the rest of his life.The next morning explained his morning routine and what he and his brothers liked to eat for breakfast. Then Steve and Two-Bit came in with the morning paper, which said that Ponyboy, Johnny, and Dally were heroes for rescuing the schoolchildren. They also said that Jonny would be charged for manslaughter and that they would send both Ponyboy and Johnny to juvenile court, from which Ponyboy and Sodapop might get sent to a boys’ home. Two-Bit and Steve reassured Pony that they wouldn’t get sent to one and would keep his family together. Ponyboy told everyone that he had his recurring nightmare last night. He could never remember the dream, but it always made him wake up panicked. Pony asked Sodapop about sandy and learned that Sandy got pregnant and moved to Florida. Her parents wouldn’t let her marry Sodapop because he was too young, so Sandy left to go live with her grandmother. Sodapop and Darry go to work and Two-Bit and Ponyboy go to get Cokes at Tasty Freeze. A blue Mustang pulled in at the store, and in it they saw the group of Socs that had jumped Pony and Jonny at the park. Randy, Marcia’s boyfriend was there. He hated them immediately because he felt that it was their fault all this bad stuff was happening to him. Two-Bit reminded them that there was no fighting until the rumble but Randy told him he only wanted to talk. Randy asked Pony why he saved those children and said he never thought that a greaser would do that. Pony explained that it had nothing to do with him being a greaser. Randy told Pony he doesn’t want to fight anymore because he’s sick about violence and Bob’s death. Randy explains Bob was his best friend, that he was really a good guy but had a terrible temper and his parents blamed everything on themselves and.
Chapter 8Pony and Two-Bit went to see Jonny and Dally at the hospital. Jonny isn’t feeling too good and tells Pony to finish reading Gone with the Wind to him. Jonny’s mother came to see Jonny but Jonny refused to see her. As Two-Bit and Pony leave, his mother blames it on them for what