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Ashley Ruler is a character created by Gary. She appeared in the episode "The Tale of a Door Unlocked".


Ashley and her younger brother Brad, had just transferred to a new school. She was in Mr. Birney's class. Immediately a classmate named Justin took notice to her. He was lovestruck and smitten by her. During class change, they met by their lockers and introduced themselves. Then he asked her the most bizarre questions: 1. If she had ever been in burning building, and 2. If her father was firefighter. Feeling confused she said no both times. Also she and Justin quickly found out that her young brother Brad became friends with his younger brother Michael.

Then during lunchtime, she can see him from down the table staring lovestruck at her. She seemed to like him too. So she kept on smiling and staring back at him. When she passed by, she heard Justin tell another boy named Ben, that he hoped that she had smoke alarms in her house. Feeling a bit creeped out, She asked him what was with his obsession with fire. The truth was, that unknown to her, was that she was destined to die in a fire. However Justin had recently gotten a small magical door from Sardo's Magic Mansion. First he thought she would be the girl who would be going to the upcoming school dance with him. Eventually he started seeing horrifying visions of the future. In which she was trapped in a fire and would die. He wanted to warn her, but he just didn't know how to explain it.

After she sat down again, the girl sitting next to her offered her a brownie. It was complete with lit candles as a welcome to their school treat. But when Justin saw the burning candles, he literally ran down the lunch table. Then he threw a pitcher of water at her. She got soaked and screamed, asking him if he was crazy. He tried to explain to her that he thought she was in danger. Then a girl lent her a Letterman jacket for the day to stay warm. He recognized if from the visions he saw. So now he tat knew the fire would be happening soon. He tried to warn her, but she didn't know what he was talking about.

Then a short time later she phoned Justin. She wasn't mad, she called to ask him to let her brother know that it was time to come home for dinner. He told her that he wasn't at his house. Before she hung up he apologized to her about the way he had been acting. Then he tried to convince her that he was not usually like that. Also if she could possibly try and forget what happened. She said that she would think about it. But for now she had to find her brother before dinner burns and they hung up. Hearing her say "burns" he then panicked

She soon found out that her brother was with Justin's brother. They were playing over at the old condemned Alberts' mansion. Which was literally falling apart. Then seeing his bike was outside, she went inside and started to look for him. Brad could hear her call for him, and told his friends that she was here. They all ran off to avoid being caught playing in there. They ran out so fast that Michael's lit candle fell over. Then it set fire to the tarps all over the floor. She started to walk all over the house looking for her brother, calling him by name. All the while, the fire slowly spread.

Soon, Justin looked through the window on his magical door again. Now he could see her in the burning mansion looking for her brother. He now realized that it was no longer a vision. Since it was happening right now! So he took the "IN" key from the side panel of the door and unlocked it. Then through a magical doorway, he was instantly teleported to where she was. She was shocked and confused about how he instantly got there. He pulled her out of the way just in time, as a burning support beam fell down. Then she and Justin slid down an old laundry shoot to the old laundry room. Then they found out that all the doors down there were locked. Eventually they would suffocate from smoke inhalation. Justin figured out that his door let people in. So Sardo must have had the door that would let people out.

Justin cried out for help hoping Sardo would hear him. In Sardo's shop, Sardo was instructed to check the side panel on the other miniature door for a key. Then Sardo found the "OUT" key and unlocked the other door. Then another magical doorway appeared to let them out. Then in a huge shaking tremor and bright flash, she and Justin were safely transported out of the burning building. Then into the safety of the magic shop. They were both relieved and shocked from their experience.

Soon she and Justin fell in love, and they're happily went to the school dance together.

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