After their happenings in the park, the two boys hurry back home. They go to a party that Dally is at. When they find him, they explain everything. Dally gives them a gun, some money, and some clothes. He tells them about a church in another town called Windrixville. They jump on a train and go to hide out in the church.
When Ponyboy and Johnny decide to run away, they go to a distant park. There, they are confronted by Bob and his Soc friends. Bob grabs Ponyboy and holds his head underwater. Ponyboy blacks out. When he comes to, he is laying on the ground next to Johnny. Johnny says "I killed him!" Ponyboy looks around and sees Bob's bloody corpse not too far away from Ponyboy. Then he sees johnny's switchblade, bloody to the hilt.
Ponyboy, Johnny, and Dally go to the drive-in. There, they meet up with two Soc girls. Dally starts talking to them dirty, they ask him to leave, so he goes and gets some Cokes. They suddenly take a liking to Ponyboy and Johnny.