WARNING: WILL CONTAIN SOME CHILD ABUSE AND ALCOHOL ABUSE!! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!

AN: THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR REVIEWS THEY REALLY KEEP ME GOING!!

SODAPOP POV

I stared at the letter in disbelief. What the hell was this? This sure wasn't any letter from me yet it had my named signed in the bottom and was remotely similar to my hand writing. Is this why Pony's upset with me? I wondered as I reread the letter for the forth time.

"What's it say man?" Steve asked me, clearly confused.

I handed him the letter as I sat on the bed. Who the hell could have wrote that? Who would want to do somethin' like this? I wondered as I baried my head in my hands.

I looked up as Steve punched the wall and swore as bad as ole Dally used too. He had this troubled look on his face and I knew instintly that he had an idea on who wrote this.

Getting up, I walked over to him. "You know, don't you?"

Steve looked at me and I knew he wasn't telling me somethin'. "I'm not one hundred persent sure but I got a good idea."

"Well tell me!" I told him angerly. Whoever the hell wrote that letter is going to find my fist connecting with their face. It's been a long time since I've been this angry and I had a really good feeling I was going to be even more pissed once he told me.

"OK first off Sodapop, you need to sit down and calm down a bit." Steve said as he looked at me unsure.

"Fine but you better tell me everything you know." I told him as I cracked my knuckles.

"Fine but you have to listen to everything I tell you and don't but in till I'm finished." Steve told me. "Got it?"

"OK I get it." I told him. "Just tell me so I can go beat the shit out of them."

STEVE'S POV

I told him everything and watched as his world crumbled. He loved both his brothers to death but I knew he wouldn't be forgiving Darry for this. He looked doubtful at first but after listening to everything I knew and looking at how they've been acting, it all clicked in to him.

"G'damnit that son of a bitch!" Soda yelled and he was angrier than ever as he went over to the wall and punched it with all his strength, cracking it. His eyes were flaming with anger and I didn't know if I was either sad or glad Darry wasn't home yet. When he comes home he's dead.

So this is why Ponyboy didn't want to be in the same room as Sodapop. Darry had him brainwashed. Darry, the one guy who swore he'd protect both of his brothers when Mrs. and Mr.Curtis died. The damn little son of a bitch was gonna pay, that's for sure. He's the whole fuckin' reason Ponyboy's messed up.

"He won't believe me." Soda said quietly as tears ran down his face. His anger was forgotton and reality hit him hard. Pony probably wouldn't believe that he wasn't the one who wrote that letter. It was going to take every bit of trust Pony had left to believe that it wasn't Sodapop.

"-Don't let those brothers win and kill ya or make you kill yourself over what they've been doin'. If things get too bad or if you just have to get out and talk or something, come find me. You where to find me.Don't do anything Stupid Pony. I already lost too many friends in the past and I'll be damned if I'm gonna lose one like you."

So this is what Kim ment by the statement. Darry had Pony thinking Soda was going to join his sick little mind. Pony, who once never doubted the middle brother, was sure that Soda would actually beat him. It was sick to even think such of thing 'cause everyone knows that guy would never hurt his kid brother.

"He will." I reasured him as I wrapped an arm around his shoulders. "You just have to give him time buddy."

"I hope you're right." He says as he turned to bary his face in my chest as he sobbed. "I can't lose him Stevie."

"I know." I told him thinking how many times he had held me this same way when my old man got too much for me to take.

AN: THIS HAS TO BE THE SHORTEST CHAPTER EVER!! I'M SO SORRY BUT I WAS IN A HURRY CUZ I HAVE TO GET READY FOR ORINTATION BUT I WANTED TO WRITE A QUICK CHAPTER TO REMIND Y'ALL I'M NOT GIVING UP ON THIS!! I'VE BEEN WORKING ON ANOTHER STORY, THE LIFE WE LIVE, AND NOW THAT IT'S ALMOST FINISHED, I CAN START WRITING THIS ONE AGAIN!! PLEASE REVIEW AND DON'T HATE ME FOR TAKING SO DAMN LONG...THOUGH I WOULDN'T BLAME YOU IF YOU DID.