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"BE CAREFUL!!" Darry shouted as me and Johnny accidently hit the coffee table in our house. As
usual, it was loud; everyone was shouting and laughing with the radio on full blast. The gang was
over; Johnny, Dally, Two-Bit and Steve. As were my brothers Darry and Sodapop, yes, that's his real
name. It even says it on his birth certificate. Johnny somehow managed to escpape my head-lock and
dove for my legs. I fell over as he grabbed them. We both laughed and continued to wrestle. Darry
yelled at Two-Bit for spilling a glass of water. Dally was telling Steve about his trouble-making
days back in New York. Sodapop was going through radio stations. Everyone was doing their own thing.
Everything was good. It was Friday night and we had nothing better to do. We had the weekend off
from school. Well, that was obvious.
"Let's go outside and play footbal!!" Soda jumped off of the couch and grabbed his football. Me and
Johnny stopped wrestling. "Yeah! Lets go!" Two-Bit shouted. I looked at Johnny as the other guys ran
outside with Soda. Johnny's eyes were wide and nervous-looking. He was a nervous wreck anywas
because his folks always fought and mom yelled at him. Plus his dad would beat him black and blue.
He shrugged and we both got up. Outside, the guys were getting more rough. And a bit more louder.
None of our neighbor's cared much though. Since I didn't feel like playing football, I sat on our
porch and watched with Johnny. We'd laugh at Two-Bit's jokes every now and again. "Want a cigarette,
Ponyboy?" Johnny asked quielty. "Sure" I said. I saw Dally jump high into the air, dodging Steve's
tackle and make a touch down. It was kind of funny lookin' how high he jumped. Darry was actually
playing with the guys, too. Poor guy works hard and acts older than he really is. He takes care of
me and Sodapop since our parents died in a bad car crash. Me and Darry don't get along all the time,
either. Everytime Darry starts to really rip on me, Soda always backs me up. He ain't scared of
Darry. Nobody in the gang doesn't mess with Darry but for whatever reason Sodapop likes to. And
Dally never did anything to him.
"Wanna join them, Johnny?" I asked. Johnny thought about it for a few minutes. Then he nodded.
"We're comin' in!!" I yelled and jumped on Two-Bit. Johnny just bumped Dally's arm. "Okay, new
game!" Soda called to everyone. We were all having fun just tackling and playing around. It was one
of those rare nights with Darry playin' around with us. He seemed to be having a good time. I made
every single touch down; I can run real fast. I enjoyed these kind of nights, having everyone over
and just goofing around. I hoped that it'd always be like this. We'd always have each other. We'd
always stay together. I knew that might not be possible. But it was a good thought and idea.
Everyone eventually got tired so one by one someone would just sit and watch everyone that's left
play football. It got quiet, except for our huffing and puffing. A siren was going off in the
distance, followed by a barking dog. It started to get chilly outside so Darry led us all back in
the house. There was really nothing to do once we got inside. "So how're ya doin' in school,
Ponyboy?" Dally asked me. I just shrugged. "Pretty good" I said. Dally chuckled. "When I was in
school, all I did was get in trouble. Just gettin' into fights and all..." Dally said. "Now don't be
givin' Pony ideas" Darry warned. "I ain't like that, Darry" I told him. "Yeah, Pony's a good kid"
Two-Bit piped up. "He don't go around wrecking havoc". So we just talked for a while. Two-Bit
crackin' some joke all the way.
The guys left one by one. Johnny was the last guy to stay. We really didn't do much, though. We
played cards and what not. "I guess I should be goin' now" Johnny yawned and went to get up. I
really didn't want him to go back to his place and get wailed on. And I didn't want him to get
yelled at for no reason. "Nah, Johnny, you can stay here if it's alright with Darry" I said looking
at Darry. He nodded. "Sure, it's not a school night. Don't stay up too late". I smiled at Johnny; he
smiled back. "Thanks Darry" he said quielty. Darry gave him a half smile and walked away to get the
extra blankets out of the closet. I stayed in the living room with Johnny so he wouldn't be by
himself. Soda joked about saying I abandoned him and roomed with Darry. We stayed up a little late.
We just talked and laughed. Darry yelled a few times for us to keep it down or go to bed. We stifled
our laughs in our pillows. It got quiet in the house after an hour. But me and Johnny were
whispering to each other.
"Do ya' think we'll always be friends, Pony?" Johnny asked me as we started to drift off to sleep.
"I hope so, and I hope we'll always have the gang, too" I answered sleepily.
"Yeah me, too" was the last thing Johnny said before we both fell alseep.
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