January 16th, X784

-14 hours, 7 minutes, and 18 seconds
Mavis clasps her hands together, as if praying, and thinks of magic.

-14 hours, 7 minutes, and 19 seconds
She feels for the members of her guild, in that intuitive, genius way that has always been hers. Mavis and magic have always been intertwined, and she uses that now. She takes all their love and weaves it together, binds it with bonds and bolsters it with their hopes and dreams, and turns it into a shield that arcs overhead, standing strong. Her bare feet dig into the ground, her toes curling. Ironically, she thinks of how fitting this is.

This was where it all began.

And now, this is where the end starts.

-14 hours, 7 minutes, and 20 seconds
Zeref's eyes widen at the sight before him, and he thinks of days long past. But there is nothing- has never been- anything he can do. Fate tugs on red strings and the world itself bows down at its fancy.

Acnologia roars, and it is terrible.

-14 hours, 7 minutes, and 21 seconds
The world turns to white.

And then there is nothing.