That is a shame. He is a cute one. But I imagine it is her perogative, to keep him.
Hey, here's an idea. I have a bit of a whelp with the same face. Sniveling little thing, I got for a deal with his better half. He's resting up after a bit of physical trauma, shouldn't be too terribly difficult to break.
No killing, no soul-crushing, and I get him back at the end of the day. But you can play with him.
I'll even throw in the priest's collar, if that does it for you.