An uncomfortable theory

So I'm trying to figure out what the deal is with Hope.  She's definitely not Gina anymore and I get her feeling upset about the whole thing but the way she was flashing back today and the fact that she said "I feel like Gina has beaten me."  Then you have Jennifer pointing out Steve is the only one who can understand what she's been through.   I hope I'm wrong but I smell a Hope/Steve (Stope, Heve, Hatch?)pairing ?   God please no!  It's bad enough with Kayla and Justin but Steve trading Sweetness for Fancy Face, wife of his best friend?   Ew.   Steve and Kayla are my favorite couple.   I know they're probably end game here but a Steve and Hope pairing just taints the whole history for me.   Please let me be wrong.