Derrick is a blind African American teen who is a few years older than Billy and Bonnie. He is the anchor for Ashley's transluminating device in The Candlestone. He then went on to become a missionary but was tragically killed while defending other blind children. He was then reborn in Second Eden as Eagle with no knowledge of his previous life and enhanced vision. He sacrificed himself by jumping into Mount Elijah to stop a disease that was killing the Anthrozils. At the end of Omega Dragon he is pursuing a romantic relationship with Lauren.