The boy walked on, headphones in, smiling to his friends as he walked on by through the school hallways. Yet, they didn't know the inner battle that was raging within the boy. The boy was suffering internally. Things were going wrong. His grades were failing, he didn't know if he was ever going to make it to college, he didn't think that he was ever going to have a family he could come to after work, if he ever was going to get a job. So many doubts clouded the boy's mind and heart, yet, doubt's opponent was his hope and faith. Somehow, the boy knew that he would make it. He didn't know how or when, he just knew he would. The boy knew of what awaited great and marvelous things awaited him in the future. That was the boy's goal. He wanted to know what those things would become. That was his resolve, to make sure that the road's end would be a happy and beautiful one. The boy walked on, headphones in, smiling to his friends as he walked on by through the school hallways.