liz mathews

the gang slowly getting worse

I forget who came up with the idea but Liz ( @buffalowingpassion) wanted me to make these so I did. 

- with half the gang either dead or about to be dead, Pony is just angry
- he’s trying to figure out his identity and every time he thinks things are stable, they change on him
- he has a lot more outbursts and is a lot more violent

- to get out this anger he joins the football team!!
- anger = strength?? okay. and he makes the team
- he can run, he can be possessive and he can take a punch
- basically, he turned himself into Dallas
- so Dallas was a good footballer apparently
- but Pony gets red cards all the time
- he causes fights and yells at the refs and his teammates
- it’s bad, trust me
- pushing and shoving and flat out cursing
- barely listens to his coach, let alone Darry
- eventually he gets kicked off and he’s just “well shit what now”

- Darry just stops caring
- in 1965, he missed two days of work due to sickness
- in 1966, he missed about three weeks of work because he just couldn’t function
- he’s always exasperated
- he needs a break and someone to love  

- Two-Bit steals more but it’s more practical things
- he used to steal cups and spoons from restaurants
- but now he’s stealing weapons

- “Tim’ll fight fair as long as he don’t”
- GuESS WHO DOESN’T FIGHT FAIR ANYMORE
- everyone is scared of Two
- don’t mess with Two-Bit unless you got a gang to back you up

- with no one to talk to about his problems, Ponyboy just shuts up about them
- he hangs out with Curly more and becomes a lot more tougher
- Pone then also helps Curly suppress his own emotions
- they’re friendship used to be so fun and naive and now it’s just toxic and angsty

- Pony is constantly carrying a switchblade
- he’s smart about it though
- and he’ll hide it when necessary
- it comes in handy around Socs
- but after the incident with Bob and Johnny, they avoid the Curtis gang altogether

- they also swear a lot more
- Darry is a hell of a lot more exasperated
- Pony is just swearing constantly, hoping it’ll relieve some stress it doesn’t

- guess who’s a mess after the war !!1!1!
- that’s right: Steve
- Steve in 1964: I’ll never be like my dad
- Steve in 1967: *is just like his dad*
- drinks all the time
- Evie tries to help but it’s no use; Steve’s nothing without Soda

and that’s where I’m gonna stop because I’m an emotional mess but feel free to request more, I guess?