The boy is mine
Abi sets her sights on snaring Steven...
Having had a secret bonk with Steven on her 21st birthday, Abi Branning has decided she’d like the full package, and is now desperate to nab her sister’s boyfriend for good. To be fair, they’d probably make the perfect couple – they’re both a sandwich short of a picnic. But can Steven bring himself to let Lauren go?
It’s not looking good for Abi when, at the start of the week, Steven candidly tells her that what happened between them at her party meant nothing. But when Abi discovers that he has put a tracking device on Lauren’s phone, she uses it as a way in.
‘Abi plays on Steven’s fears that Lauren can’t be trusted, and tells him she’d make a much better girlfriend because she would be fully committed to him, and wouldn’t have a roving eye,’ says our Eastenders insider.
In the process, however, the blonde inadvertently gives Steven another idea… to buy a phone charger that is also a secret camera. Where on earth do you get those from – Spies R Us?
Before you can say ‘James Bond’, Steven has purchased the sneaky gadget, and switched Lauren’s old charger over for this new, improved model. Not surprisingly, he plots to spy on his girlfriend while she’s at the shiny office in Canary Wharf with Clark Kent and his six pack.
When Abi cottons on that
Steven intends to watch Lauren’s every move, she questions why he’s bothering when he could have her, instead. Has she never heard of the phrase, ‘Treat ’em mean, keep ’em keen’? Despite her best efforts, Steven maintains that Lauren is the woman for him. But as he continues to keep a beady eye on his unsuspecting girlfriend, he’s shocked to watch a conversation between her and Josh.
‘Steven catches Josh asking Lauren out for a drink,’ reveals our insider. ‘He’s long suspected that there’s something going on between them, and now he knows that it’s true.’
Will Lauren take Josh up on his offer? And if she does, will Steven call in Abi off the subs bench?
Lady in waiting: Abi wants Steven to fall for her Steven gives Lauren the dodgy charger
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