Takemaru: The night of a lunar eclipse. Excellent. It is the perfect time to slay a demon.

[Goes to Izayoi]

Izayoi: Who is it?

Takemaru: It is I, Takemaru of Setsuna.

Izayoi: Takemaru... oh, thank goodness you've arrived. You must gather the men standing guard outside and leave the grounds at once. Please do as I say. I fear there is no one strong enough to challenge him.

Takemaru: My lady... I have long felt a deep connection with you, as I'm sure you are aware. Even though I realize full well that your heart has been captured by a demon.

[Izayoi screams in pain as Takemaru fatally stabs her]

Takemaru: My feelings for you will never change, my lady.

Inuyasha's Father: Izayoi! Izayoi!

Takemaru: At last you've come, demon. A little late though.

Inuyasha's Father: What?

Takemaru: Lady Izayoi is beyond your reach now. I've dispatched her myself.

Inuyasha's Father: Damn you, fool!

Takemaru: I have no regrets about fighting you to the death. Let us journey together into the netherworld.

Inuyasha's Father: Live long!

Izayoi: My dearest!

Inuyasha's Father: Inuyasha...

Takemaru: What is that?

Inuyasha's Father: The infant's name... the child shall be called Inuyasha.

Izayoi: Inuyasha...

Inuyasha's Father: [Getting ready to attack Takemaru and turns to Izayoi] Now GO!

Izayoi: Yes.

[Izayoi runs out of the palace as it collapses completely, killing both InuTaisho and Takemaru]

Inuyasha's Father: [Voiceover] Izayoi, you must survive. Live a long life. Live long and well with Inuyasha.

[Izayoi looks at the newborn InuYasha in her arms, who is still crying. The opening credits begin]

Sesshomaru: Are you going, father?

Inutaisho: Are you going to stop me, Sesshomaru?

Sesshomaru: I am not going to stop you. However, before that, I would like the fangs Sou'unga and Tetsuseiga to be handed over to me.

Inutaisho: If I say I won't give them to you... would you kill your own father?

[Sesshomaru is silent]

Inutaisho: Do you desire power that much? Why do you seek power?

Sesshomaru: I must travel the path of conquest... power is necessary in order to walk that path.

Inutaisho: Conquest, huh? Sesshomaru, is there something you want to protect?

Sesshomaru: Something to protect? I have no need to pursue such an endeavor.

[Sesshomaru raises his hand to attack, but Inutaisho transform into his demon form and runs off]

Izayoi: For your own safety. I do not want you to die.

Sesshomaru: Father, do you insist on going?

Inuyasha's Father: Do you intend to stop me, Sesshomaru?

Sesshomaru: I will not stand in your way. However, before you go, you must entrust the swords Sounga and Tetsuseiga to ME.

Inuyasha's Father: And if I refuse, will you kill me, your own father?

[Sesshomaru is silent]

Inuyasha's Father: Do you desire power so much? Why do you seek power, my son?

Sesshomaru: The path I walk is the way of supreme conquest, and it is power that will reveal the way for me.

Inuyasha's Father: Supreme conquest... tell me, Sesshomaru, have you someone to protect?

Sesshomaru: Protect?

[Long pause]

Sesshomaru: The answer is no. I, Sesshomaru, have no need of such.

Myoga: Please, master, I beg you not to be so rash! You must reconsider, my lord. The wounds from your battle with Ryokotssei have not yet healed! This is sheer madness!

Inuyasha's Father: That doesn't matter, I cannot afford to lose her!

Myoga: Please my lord...

Inuyasha's Father: Besides, I'm not long for this world.

Myoga: Master!

Sesshomaru: That left arm...

Takemaru: Oh, that's right. It used to be yours. You want it back, I suppose?

Sesshomaru: No thanks.

Inuyasha: Well Tetsusaiga, looks like you and I are gonna be in a HUGE battle together.

Sesshomaru: [about his father] Yet you died, for the sake of a mortal woman and Inuyasha!

Inuyasha: Don't you trust me?

Kagome Higurashi: Sure, I trust you! I just don't want you running off by yourself again!

Miroku: [to Sango] What good is this cursed hand if I can't use it to protect the woman I love?