- "There’s a woman standing on the counter at The Dark Bean café in the Royal Flush. She looks angry."
- —Stacey Forsythe
Happily Ever After...Sort Of is an unmarked mission in Dead Rising 2 and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record. It involves a couple, LaShawndra and Gordon Dawkins. Gordon runs off into Casual Gals to hide, upsetting LaShawndra as he leaves her behind.
This mission appears on the first day in both Dead Rising 2 and Off the Record.
Just outside of the Safe House hallway, LaShawndra Dawkins is standing on the counter of The Dark Bean, upset and outraged that her husband abandoned her. Her husband Gordon Dawkins has fled to the Casual Gals next door.
Chuck leaves the Safe House to find a woman in a yellow dress standing on top of a counter at The Dark Bean in the Royal Flush Plaza, surrounded by a small crowd of zombies. She does not appear frightened by the zombies, instead she is quite upset over the fact that her husband ran off. She complains "what kind of man leaves a beautiful woman like [her] out here alone?". She tells Chuck that if her husband, Gordon, stayed with her, she could have saved his "skinny ass".
LaShawndra agrees to go with Chuck after he promises he will find him. The pair find Gordon cowering behind the counter in Casual Gals. He runs up to her and apologizes and the two make up. Chuck then escorts the couple to the safety of the bunker.
Chuck finds LaShawndra
LaShawndra: Gordon better be sorry he ever left me.
Chuck: Hey, are you alright, lady?
LaShawndra: Lady?!?! It's LaShawndra Dawkins! And hell no, I ain't all right.
LaShawndra: My good-for-nothing husband left me out here!
Chuck: Well, it is not safe here. I know of a safe place nearby.LaShawndra: Alright. I'll go with you. Maybe we'll find Gordon's skinny ass on the way.
Chuck and LaShawndra find Gordon
Gordon: I'm such a coward.
LaShawndra: Gordon Dawkins! There you are!
Chuck: I hate to break up this lovely reunion, but it is not safe out here.
LaShawndra: He's right. Let's go, Gordon.Gordon: Yes, dear.
- Dialogue of the mission in the Off the Record game files. All text may not be actually used in the final game.
That good for nothing little SHRIMP!
I am way too fine to be left alone in this mess.
What kind of man leaves a beautiful woman like me out here alone?
Hey, are you alright, lady?
My momma always said he wasn't no real man.
If Gordon stayed with me, I could've protected his skinny ass!
I'm so worthless.
I'll never forgive myself for leaving her out there.
Why couldn't I be brave?
I should have stayed with her.
I found him not too far from here. He's with me.
I found her not too far from here. She's with me.
I don't see her. Are you sure you have the right person?
- If both LaShawndra and Gordon are with Chuck, and either of them dies, he/she will immediately defect.
- When Gordon is saved, he says: "I might have been better off with the zombies."
- The Dead Rising 2 Prima Official Game Guide incorrectly states that Happily Ever After Sort Of starts at 6:45 am (per items.txt it begins at 5:45 am).