MONSTER belongs to Naoki Urasawa.

A/N So I rewrote this story after some well-intentioned critique. I hope it's better.

Names. What do they mean? Everybody has them, but what proof do we have that it even exists? They are just words coming from our mouths- letters on a piece of paper. So what purpose do they really serve?

Johan. That is the name they call me by. But why does it even matter?

I looked it up once, out of pure curiosity. It is a Czech term meaning 'God is gracious'. God is gracious, I ask you. If he even exists, then he most certainly isn't gracious. Besides, I was never really meant to have a name in the first place.

I am a nonexistent human being.