With a loud crunching sound, Death turns his hourglass. Some small flashes appear around Mercedes’ head and then she doesn’t move anymore. Not until Death, after cursing at himself passionately and throwing Little D out of the window, turns his hourglass a second time. Some more flashes appear and the Maiden awakens from her trance, all dizzy and confused.
To all those who want to know exactly what has happened here, I have to say: I won’t tell. Not yet, at least. But if you think logically, it should be obvious that by turning the hourglass, Death manipulated something, and I don’t mean the Maiden.