Divine, Aki’s mom, and Pearson are all siblings.  Divine is the youngest, and their family ousted him because of his psychic powers.  Pearson was sent to Satellite after getting in some trouble with a local drug ring.  When Aki ran away from home, she left to go looking for Uncle Divine because she’d heard he had psychic powers like hers.  Her parents never reported her missing because they knew who she was with, and they were afraid of the political backlash that would result from the public knowing about it.