Johnny " stay gold "Me: If ponyboy would have not run away johnny would be fine. He would have not killed bob. He would not need to be hiding with ponyboy. Then he wouldn't have to save those kids at church because none of that would have happened. Then Johnny would not be at the hospital. Now he is dead and will ot be able to live again because Ponyboy went to him to go run away. Now maybe the parents can actually care about him now that he is gone and will never be able to see him again.