Hope for the best but expect the worst

There was no end in sight. (What is he thinking about?)

Steven was trying to see the brighter side to the situation, but he just couldn’t. He was all over the Internet. And the news. Yes he got the girl, but the whole world got to see what an awkward guy he was; his oh so many attempts to talk to her, and his continual failure to follow through.

He knew that one day he would pluck up the courage to speak to her, but he didn’t realise how much of a spaz he looked in his attempts. He always hoped for the best, but secretly expected the worst outcome.