You do know, I hope, that these definitions are not unique or standard.
So if we mean by a
walk a sequence of alternating vertices and edges, beginning with a vertex and ending with a vertex, not necessarily the same.
A
path is a walk in which all edges are distinct.
(Again these may not agree with your definitions)
So is a star-like graph with n+1 vertices, 0 to n, both “010” and “102” are walks but only “102” is a path.
Thus the number of walks of length two is
. WHY?
But the number of paths of length two is
. WHY?