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So, What *Really* Happened Between Ashton Pienaar and Abbi Murphy on the Bunny Pad?

The Below Deck yachties woke up next to each other after a wild night out.

By Laura Rosenfeld
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We're only two episodes in to the new season of Below Deck, and already things are starting to get majorly flirty among the crew members.

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After the crew's first night out, Ashton Pienaar decided to get his deck team together for a little "cuddle" on the bunny pad on top of the yacht. Abbi Murphy, Tanner Sterback, and Brian de Saint Pern all joined the bosun for a big group slumber on the top of the yacht. Tanner and Brian eventually left to go back to their bunks in the wee hours of the morning, but Ashton and Abbi stayed on the bunny pad together until it was time to get up and get to work.

It seemed like all that happened between the bosun and the deckhand on the bunny pad was just some friendly cuddling. "I feel like it would have been less awkward waking up next to Ash if we actually f--ked," Abbi said in an interview during the episode. "It's just gonna be a really weird day."

But did nothing really happen between Ashton and Abbi? Well, yes, Abbi recently confirmed on Twitter that night on the bunny pad with Ashton was completely innocent.

Prior to sleeping on the bunny pad, Abbi admitted to Tanner that she thought Ashton was hot, although she said she wasn't interested in hooking up with him (clip above). "Ash being my boss doesn't really affect whether I would have sex with him or not. I mean, I have sex with my boss all the time in Greece," Abbi said of her on-again, off-again boyfriend Patrick during an interview in the episode.

But Ashton admitted that he is interested in Abbi. "Uh, yeah. I'm planting seeds," Ashton said in an interview during the episode. "Is it a good idea, a bad idea? F--k it, this is a great idea!"

We'll have to wait and see what happens next for Ashton and Abbi. For now, check out a sneak peek of an all-new episode of Below Deck airing Monday at 9/8c, below.

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Photo: Abbi Murphy/Twitter

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