He learned that suffering and freedom have their limits and that those limits are very near together; that the person in a bed of roses with one crumpled petal suffered as keenly as he now, sleeping on the bare damp earth with one side growing chilled while the other was warming; and that when he had put on tight dancing shoes he had suffered just as he did now when he walked with bare feet that were covered with sores--his footgear having long since fallen to pieces.
In the course of a few months, the old understanding between Immortals and demons – that humans were off-limits – crashed to the ground.
Until that was done, the back 80 and its proximity were off limits to all of them.
She retreated to the castle, up the back stairwell off limits to everyone but her, and to the warmth of her chamber.
While Parkside was officially beyond the limits of sensible commuting, enough hardy souls made the long daily trek into Philadelphia to label the town an outlying bedroom community.