Yea, a lot of people are bashing Sora Scans for doing what they apparently love, which I think is unjustified; they have to love doing what they're doing considering all the work and time involved in getting it done. We don't pay for either of their works (Kuu's or Sora's), so does it really matter? We're leeches after all. What I found funny, though, was how competition increased Kuu's speed and Sora's quality; they both can't deny that they each affected each other positively.
Anyways, back to the story. I can't help but feel sorry for Ikki; he's getting the three B's I wouldn't wish on anyone except my very despised enemies: being beaten, bullied and betrayed. It just pisses me off that Ringo and family doesn't do anything to really help. God, they could at least stand up for him!--fuck duty, family and love are supposed to take precedence! I'm sorry, but you couldn't convince me to beat someone's ass in the now, which is a definite hurt in more ways than one, especially if it's someone whom I claim to love, to possibly "save them" from some "possible danger" in the future. We're not gods who know what will happen. But ... then again, these AT kids are freaks of nature so perhaps they've seen the future and are trying to avoid it.