|"We're all we got left. We ought to be able to stick together against everything. If we don't have each other, we don't have anything. If you don't have anything, you end up like Dallas... and I don't mean dead, either. I mean like he was before. And that's worse than dead. Please" "don't fight anymore."|
|— Sodapop when he runs out while Ponyboy and Darry argues and they catch him in The Outsiders, page 176|
|Sodapop Patrick Curtis|
|Born||October 8, 1948|
|Family Members|| Darrel Curtis Sr.|
|Friends||Johnny Cade, Ponyboy Curtis, Dallas Winston, Darry Curtis, Two-Bit Mathews, Steve Randle|
|Portrayed By||Rob Lowe|
Sodapop Patrick Curtis, nicknamed Soda by the gang and "Pepsi-Cola," by his deceased father, is the middle Curtis boy. He's said to be "movie star handsome," and has silky, dark gold hair (real tuff) that he combs back with dark brown (recklessly, dancing) eyes and a goofy grin that you can't help but love.
He is a high school dropout at 16 ½, and works at the local DX (gas) station with his best buddy, Steve, fixing cars and working the cash mostly. It's also mentioned that "he attracts (girls) like flies to honey," it is also said that girls, both soc and greasers will get gas there just to stare and flirt with him.
He is idiolized by his younger brother, Ponyboy, and feels torn between both brothers, "like tug-a-war."
Sodapop is dating, and in love with Sandy near the beginning of the book, a pretty (greaser) girl with china blue eyes and blonde hair, before Ponyboy and Johnny turn away to the church in Windrixville, but when they return, Pony is surprised to find out that they broke up. It turned out that she was moving to Florida because her parents didn't approve of the idea of Soda marrying her. She clearly didn't love him back, and he was heartbroken.
In the book, it is also said that "(he doesn't need to even touch a drop of alcohol) he gets drunk off of plain living."
Sodapop enjoys racing, fighting, dancing, and basically anything that would blow off steam.
When asked by his younger brother why he liked to fight, he simply replied that it was fun and a challenge for him.
Mickey Mouse was a horse when Sodapop worked at a barn. Mickey Mouse was a temperamental horse and he didn't like many people, but Mickey Mouse loved Sodapop. Mickey Mouse was sold one day and Soda was really upset. Soda cried for many days.