Well, unless you don't want your skin underneath to heal, I'd leave it there. The skin under a day old scab will be much redder than what you're experiencing now. Let it drop of naturally having healed the wound. If your boyfriend would 'think of you differently' because of a scab, then honestly, he isn't worth the worry. As for the picture, it should have healed by then and you can just conceal it.
Not quite sure if this is an announcement or feedback on the forum either.