Things The Gang Do When They Are Alone - Headcanons
Steve: Low key likes to listen to Hank Williams, he really enjoys his music but would never admit it to anybody because the rest of the gang hate it.
Johnny: Thinks about awkward conversations he’s had in the past and imagines himself giving less awkward answers than he gave in reality.
Two-bit: Runs up the stairs in his house on all fours.
Ponyboy: He plays out conversations with himself, including facial expressions and hand gestures. While doing this he regularly comes up with the perfect comeback for something that has been said to him, although it’s always long after he could have actually used it. He whispers the whole time because he would die of embarrassment if anyone heard him.
Dally: He sometimes reenacts whole scenes from movies, playing all the parts himself, usually in the shower or while brushing his teeth.
Sodapop: He pretends he’s on his own cooking show while preparing food. He looks into the imaginary camera, makes elaborate gestures and facial expressions, lists off ingredients, gets really passionate about flavours, etc. But he never actually talks out loud.
Darry: When he’s getting the mail or the newspaper and he hears a car coming he tries to get into the house without them seeing him.
“I used to talk about killing myself all the
time, man. But I don’t wanna die now. It ain’t long enough. Sixteen
years ain’t gonna be long enough. Hell, I wouldn’t care so much if there
hadn’t been so many things I haven’t done yet. So many damn things I
ain’t seen or done. That time when we were in Windrixville was the only
time I’ve ever been away from my neighborhood.”