i just realized that if i were still a junior in high school rn, i’d be two-bit mathews
Pony: if the school calls and says that i broke something, ignore it.
Darry: why? what did you break?
Pony: so curly and i were hanging out in the bathroom, right? and i found this silver thing and it comes out of the wall and it had no purpose…so i put all my body weight on it and broke it with my ass
Could you write a blurb or something about, like, pony getting glasses but hating them? (This has probs already been requested before and if so, just ignore this one)
Pony stared at his reflection in the bathroom mirror. He pulled at his hair and tried different angles but nothing was working. He still looked like a dork and now he was going to get made fun of. He took off his glasses and laid them on the bathroom counter before heading into the living to read a book. He plopped onto the couch and picked up his book, only to bring the book way too close to his face. Darry noticed when he looked up from his paper, he shook his head and cleared his throat which made Pony look at him.
“Hm?” Pony asked genuinely curious.
“Aren’t you missing something?” Darry questioned.
Pony shook his head and went back to his book, squinting his eyes to see the words better. Darry sighed and went into the bathroom. He scoffed when he saw the round glasses laying on the edge of the counter. He picked them up and went back to the living room.
“Ponyboy Michael Curtis.”
Ponyboy’s eyes widened in fear. Darry never used his full name unless he was in deep trouble. He didn’t look at him, just simply put the book down in his lap.
“I asked if you were missing something and you shook your little head no but guess what I just found in the bathroom?”
Ponyboy shrugged as innocently as he could, “Uh I don’t know? A toothbrush?”
Darry looked down and shook his head, “Try. Again.”
Silence filled the room as Pony refused to answer. After a couple minutes Darrry spoke up, still angry at the fact that Pony wasn’t wearing his glasses.
“I know you know, Pony. What did I find in the bathroom?”
Ponyboy muttered, “My glasses.”
“Hm?” Darry remarked, forcing Pony to speak up.
“My glasses,” Pony looked over at him. “You found my glasses.”
“Exactly,” Once Darry got the answer he was looking for he softened up. “Why aren’t you wearing them?”
Ponyboy shrugged and got up from the couch to get a drink. He couldn’t tell Darry that he hated them, they had cost money that they didn’t have. He didn’t want them in the first place but his doctor said he needed them and Darry went right along with it. Pony didn’t think he did. He thought it was fine that he had to sit so close to the tv that the colors eventfully blended into each other and that he had to bring his books up to his face like that. He hadn’t seen the issue.
Darry followed him into the kitchen and set down the pair of glasses on the counter in front of Pony.
He laid a hand on Pony’s shoulder, “If you don’t wear the glasses, your eyes will never get better.”
“Oh who cares.” Pony pulled his shoulder away from Darry angrily, “I don’t need ‘em.”
“You do Pony. You heard Dr. Black, if you don’t start wearing correctional lenses now, there’s a chance you may lose most of your vision by the time you’re forty.”
“I’d take that any day over being made fun of.”
“What?” Darry looked at him in confusion.
“Darry, look at them. They look like the bottom of coke bottles! I don’t like ‘em and neither will the kids.”
Darry looked at the floor for a few moments to process Pony’s words. He hadn’t thought to ask Pony how he felt about them when they were buying them and now he just felt bad.
“We can go back and get you different pair but you have to wear them. I’ll find the money somewhere.”
“Darry. It’s not just what they look like. I hate wearing them, they hurt and make my ears itch. They could look like the coolest sunglasses on earth and I would still get made fun of too. No matter what you do I won’t wear them and you can’t make me.”
“You have to wear them though! I don’t want to have to read you signs or menus at restaurants.”
Pony looked up at him with confusion and hurt. He opened his mouth to say something but changed his mind. He shook his head and ran up to his room. Darry slammed his hands on the table and yelled in frustration. Why couldn’t he get it through Ponyboy’s head that he needed these even if he hated them? He decided to give him an hour or so to cool down, hoping that maybe he’d change his mind.
When an hour had passed, Darry finally decided to go up and check on Pony. He brought the glasses too, just in case.
He went straight up to his room and leaned against the door for a moment before knocking. Pony didn’t reply but Darry just went in anyway. Pony looked up at him from the bed where he was curled into a sad ball.
“Pony. Are you okay?” He asked sitting at the edge of the bed, far enough away from Pony.
Pony shook his head and sniffed, “I got called a name today.”
“What was it?”
“No, no, tell me.” He replied moving closer to Pony.
Pony swallowed, “Poindexter.”
Darry gave him a sympathetic smile, “That’s not so bad though.”
“It hurt though Darry. I know I’m smart but the way he said it really hurt.”
Darry sighed, “Come here.”
Pony didn’t budge.
“I just want to give you a hug.”
Pony let go of the pillow he was holding and moved close enough to Darry to allow him to give him a side hug. Darry thought for a moment as he hugged him.
“Hey, if you hate your glasses so much we could try something else.”
Ayye!!! I love this!!!
@ponyboyvhs tagging you bc it’s your mans <3
Things about The Outsiders people forget too often:
- Darry doesn’t smoke
- Tim has a giant scar on his face that runs from temple to chin
- Dally had light blond hair
- Soda had honey blond hair
- Ponyboy and Johnny were actually good at fighting
- The rumble in the story was the first rumble with socs they’d ever had
- Two-Bit had sideburns
- Two-Bit’s last name only has one t (Mathews, not Matthews)
- Steve went to jail once
- Ponyboy and Darry used to be close
- The Curtis parents only died 8 months prior to the start of the story
Feel free to add more 💛
I understand that some of these are only in the book, and you can believe whatever you want to believe. These things are just (in my opinion) things that are important or stuck out to me that are often overlooked.
I didn’t realize the last one. For some reason I always thought that Mr. and Mrs. Curtis had passed away like a year or two beforehand.
Learn something new every day!