Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet Chapter 25
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The evacuation of Bainbridge Island passes and Keiko's family isn't taken away. Phew.
Henry and Keiko resume some kind of normalcy and even make plans to have lunch on Saturday.
Henry gets all worried when he starts to wonder if this is a date, and he wonders what it's going to be like to officially meet Keiko's parents.
They meet up at the Panama Hotel on Saturday and Keiko leads him to the Japanese market, where they find her parents.
Her parents are super nice to Henry and thank him for walking their daughter home from school every day. Then they all drink tea and have lunch together.
Keiko's parents are jazz fans—score—and they invite Henry to a free Oscar Holden concert with them tonight. They ask his family to come, too.
Henry doesn't know what to say, since his parents don't know about Keiko and don't particularly approve of jazz music.
A much bigger problem promptly presents itself, though, as army trucks start coming into Japantown. Henry and Keiko's family watch on as soldiers hand out flyers to everyone around that say: "Instructions to All Persons of Japanese Ancestry" on them.
All of the Japanese people in Seattle are being evacuated, and Keiko's mother starts to cry as Henry watches helplessly.