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    [단편] '뱀은 스스로 꼬리를 삼켰다!'
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    <div><br></div> <div> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-weight:bold;font-size:21pt;"><span style="font-size:21pt;">뱀은 스스로 꼬리를 삼켰다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:21pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">*</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-weight:bold;font-size:12pt;">- </span><span style="font-weight:bold;font-size:12pt;">현재</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-weight:bold;font-size:12pt;">(2017</span><span style="font-weight:bold;font-size:12pt;">년 </span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-weight:bold;font-size:12pt;">11</span><span style="font-weight:bold;font-size:12pt;">월</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-weight:bold;font-size:12pt;">) -</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">문득 떠오른 이미지가 너무도 선명해 나조차 놀라고 있었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">‘</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">뱀</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">’</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">느닷없이 나타나 허황된 이야기를 늘어놓는 이 남자</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">...</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">말도 안 되는 제안으로 나를 어리둥절하게 만든 이 남자</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">...</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">할 겁니까 말 겁니까</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">?”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">선택보단 강압에 가깝고</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">, </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">질문을 하면서도 이미 결론을 아는 듯 확신에 찬 그의 목소리에서 나는 커다란 뱀을 떠올렸다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="letter-spacing:-.1pt;font-size:12pt;">그렇다 뱀이다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:-.1pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="letter-spacing:-.1pt;font-size:12pt;">그의 새카만 정장은 한 푼의 온기도 느껴지지 않는 차가운 비늘을 닮아 있었고 상처를 후벼 파는 그의 말들은 날카로운 이빨을 닮아있었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:-.1pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="letter-spacing:-.1pt;font-size:12pt;">이 사내는 뱀이 분명하다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:-.1pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="letter-spacing:-.1pt;font-size:12pt;">차가운 피를 가진 파충류임에 틀림없다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:-.1pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="letter-spacing:-.1pt;font-size:12pt;">내 위에 똬리를 틀어 잔뜩 숨통을 조이다 이내 </span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:-.1pt;font-size:12pt;">‘</span><span style="letter-spacing:-.1pt;font-size:12pt;">꿀꺽</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:-.1pt;font-size:12pt;">’ </span><span style="letter-spacing:-.1pt;font-size:12pt;">목구멍 너머로 삼켜버릴 것이다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:-.1pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">상대를 흉악한 포식자로 규정짓자 기다렸다는 듯 불안감이 밀려왔다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">두려움과 망설임은 다르지만 같은 결론의 동의어다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">내가 머뭇거리자 사내는 이내 의아한 듯 고개를 갸우뚱한다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">숫제 곤란하다는 표정이다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그리곤 어처구니없게도 손목시계를 가리키며 시간이 없다는 제스츄어까지 내 보인다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">나는 그가 기다리는 대답대신 고개를 숙여 그의 시선을 피했다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">그것은 그야말로 본능적인 행위였다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">두려움</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">, </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그렇다 나는 이 생면부지의 사내와 그의 허황된 제안에서 알 수 없는 공포를 느끼고 있었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그러자 그는 냉정히 몸을 일으키며 말했다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">타임 아웃</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">의외의 선택이네요</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">좋아요</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">하지만 그 친구도 납득할까요</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">곽철우씨 말입니다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">*</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">‘</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">곽철우</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">...!’</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">*</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">자</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">잠시만요</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">!”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">나는 어느새 자리를 박차고 일어서 있었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">떠나려는 그의 팔을 잡고 마치 수백미터를 전력으로 질주한 사람마냥 숨을 헐떡이며 간절한 눈빛을 보내고 있었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">가</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">갈 수 있는 겁니까</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그게 정말로 가능한 겁니까</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">?”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">물론입니다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">당신이 동의만 하신다면</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">...”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">도</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">동의합니다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">내 절박한 동의에 그는 미소 지었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. ‘</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">피식</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">’</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">하며 순식간에 사라진 미소였지만 나는 그 속에서 나를 향한 그의 조롱과 경멸을 읽을 수 있었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">과연 내가 감당할 수 있을까 싶을 만큼 거대한 탐욕 또한 느껴졌다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">그럼에도 신기하게 나는 웃고 있었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">주치의인 모 신경정신과 의사의 말이 떠올랐기 때문이었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">‘</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">이창주씨</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">, </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">용기를 가지세요</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">두려움은 마음 안에 있는 겁니다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">스스로 의지를 가지고 떨쳐내지 않으면 절대 극복할 수 없습니다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">용기만이 당신을 짓누르는 두려움의 유일한 해답임을 명심하세요</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.‘</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">용기</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">유일한 해답</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">개똥같은 소리였다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">사내는 지금 단 한마디의 이름만으로 두려움을 이겨내는 더 강력하고 확실한 방법을 보여줬다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:-.1pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:-.1pt;font-size:12pt;">*</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:-.1pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:-.1pt;font-size:12pt;">‘</span><span style="letter-spacing:-.1pt;font-size:12pt;">두려움은 더 큰 두려움으로 이겨내고</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:-.1pt;font-size:12pt;">, </span><span style="letter-spacing:-.1pt;font-size:12pt;">되갚음이말로 진정한 극복의 방식이다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:-.1pt;font-size:12pt;">.’</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">*</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">이가 맞닿아 </span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">‘</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">딱딱딱</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">’</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">소리를 냈다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">꽉 쥔 두 손이 떨려왔다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. ‘</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">곽철우</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">’ </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">단순히 그를 떠올린 것만으로도 내 등은 흥건해진지 오래였다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">두렵다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">놈이</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">곽철우가 너무나 두렵다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">하지만 상관없었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">사내의 말이 사실이라면</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">나는 마지막 반전의 열쇠를 손에 쥔 것이다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">‘</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">나는 두려움으로 인해 지배받았고 그리하여 두려움으로 인해 선택 할 것이다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.’</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">내가 알 수 없는 기대와 불안감에 떨고 있자 그가 다가와 손가락을 튕기며 말했다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">갑시다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">당신의 두려움이 시작된 그 때 그 곳으로</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">...”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-weight:bold;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">*</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-weight:bold;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">- 10</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">년전</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">(2008</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">년 </span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">11</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">월</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">) -</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">헉헉</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">...”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">눈을 뜨자</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">, </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">보이는 것은 하얀 천장 뿐</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">, </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">아무것도 없었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그럼에도 나는 악몽에 짓눌린 사람처럼 두려워하고 있었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">‘</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">꿈이었을 거야</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그 남자</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그 제안</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">결국 아무 의미도 없는 개 꿈이었어</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그런 말도 안 되는 일이 가능할 리가 있어</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">?’</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">스스로를 다독이려 애썼지만 알 수 없는 기시감과 불안감이 겹쳐 도무지 진정 되지 않았다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">하지만 그 순간</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">이미 오래 전에 잃어버린 낯익은 목소리 하나가 내 심장을 쥐고 흔들었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">일어났니</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">?”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">어</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">엄마</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">?”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">나의 당혹감은 이루 말 할 수 없을 정도였다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">굵게 말린 퍼머머리와 깊게 패인 주름 그리고 오래 돼 목이 늘어난 땡땡이 원피스까지</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">, </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">수없이 많은 세월이 흘렀지만 내가 당신을 어찌 잊을까</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">내가 가장 사랑한 그리고 가장 사랑했었던 단 한 사람</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">엄마를</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">...</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">얘는 뭔 귀신이라도 본 사람처럼</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">뭐해</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">일어났음 얼른 씻고 학교 안 가고</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">오늘 시험이라면서</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">늦겠다 얘</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">!”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">엄마</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">!”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">나는 왈칵 울음을 터트리며 달려가 엄마를 끌어안고 말았다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">망상일지언정 있는 힘껏 끌어안고 싶었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그리곤 나 너무 힘들었노라</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">, </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">당신이 그리워 미칠 지경이었노라 그렇게 실컷 투정부리고 싶었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">너</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">너무 보고 싶었어</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">엄마</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">엄마</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">!”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">어머</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">얘</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">애</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">얘가 왜 이래</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">너 뭐 잘 못 먹었니</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">갑자기 왜 이래</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">숨막혀 얘</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">!”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">엄마 미안해 나 때문에</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">!”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">시끄럽고</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">미안한 거 알면 얼른 옷 챙겨 입고 학교나 가</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">너 이러다 지각해</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">얼른</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">얘 봐</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">엄마 일 가야돼</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">얼른 놔</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">참</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">어제 가게에서 팔다 남은 김밥 몇 줄 챙겨놨으니까 챙겨가고</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">뭐하니</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">얘 오늘 진짜 이상하네</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">!”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">엄마는 핀잔과 함께 나를 뿌리치고 출근했지만 나는 벅차오르는 감정에 견딜 수가 없었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">하지만 그제야 하나 둘 주변의 사물들이 눈에 들어오기 시작했다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">액자에 담긴 고등학교 졸업식 사진부터</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">, </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">어릴 적 내 낙서가 그대로인 벽지하며</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">, </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">남이 버린 것을 주워다 놓았음에도 너무 멀쩡해 고장날 줄 모르던 책상까지</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">모든 것이 다 그대로였다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">마치 </span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">10</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">년 전의 가을로 다시 돌아온 것처럼</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">...</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">*</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">야</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">창주야</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">너 거기 멍하니 서서 뭐하냐</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">?”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">엄마의 출근 후</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">, </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">어디를 가야할지 몰라 방황하다 얼떨결에 와 버린 학교 앞 대로변</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">, </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">어디선가 낯익은 얼굴 하나가 나를 발견하고는 손을 흔들며 다가왔다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">초</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">-</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">중</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">-</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">고 동창이자 대학까지 함께 들어간 내 유일한 부랄친구</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">‘</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">남기</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그래 왕남기</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">...’</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">엄마가 돌아가셨을 때 제일 먼저 찾아와 울어준 것도</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">, </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">몸이 불편한 나를 대신해 발인 후 강에 뿌리고 와준 것도 모두 너였다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">그런 너를 내가 어떻게 잊겠니</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">?</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">하지만</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">...</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">내 기억이 맞다면 너는 분명 </span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">8</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">년 전 교통사고로 죽었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">납득할 수 없는 거듭된 재회에 나는 반가움 반</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">, </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">의아함 반의 떨떠름한 표정으로 친구를 맞이했다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">나</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">남기구나</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">남기</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">, </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">왕 남기 맞지</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">내 친구 왕 남기</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">너 이 새끼</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">살아 있었구나</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">?”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그럼 남기지</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">, </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">며칠 사이에 남근이라도 됐을까봐</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">캬캬캬 근데 이 새끼 왜 이래</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">남자끼리 왜 끌어 안어</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">너 게이야</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">야</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">야</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">떨어져</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">난 남자 취미 없다고</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">!”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">내 가슴을 밀치며 내뱉는 녀석의 유치한 농이 반가워 나도 모르게 웃음이 나왔다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">하지만 머릿속 어딘가는 내내 어지럽고 아파왔다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">송곳처럼 날카롭게 내 기억 속 어딘가를 파고드는 기시감</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">(</span><span style="letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:10.5pt;color:#222222;">旣視感</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:10.5pt;color:#222222;">:Dejavu</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">) </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">탓이었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">‘</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">설마 아직도 꿈에서 깨지 못한 걸까</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">?’</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">혹시나 하는 생각으로 </span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">‘</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">철썩</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">’ </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">뺨을 때려보지만 달라지는 것은 없다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">외려 지켜보던 남기에게 핀잔만 들었을 뿐이었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“11</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">월에도 모기가 있냐</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">뺨은 왜 때려</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">빙</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">신</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">벌건게 존나 아프겄네</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">!”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">남기의 핀잔처럼 얼얼한 통증이 밀려왔다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">분명 꿈은 아닌 듯 했다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그런데도 불구하고 나는 알 것 같았다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">창주야</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">놀라지 마라</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">이 엉아가 어제 뭘 장만하셨는 줄 아냐</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">?”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">옴니아</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">?”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">응</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">알았어</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">?”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">니가 말했잖아</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">!”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">언제</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">내가</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">?”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그래 니가</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... 10</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">년 전에</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">...”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">미</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">친 새끼</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">너 무슨 약 먹었냐</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">뭔 헛소리야</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">이거 이번에 삼성에서 출시한 최신형 스마트 폰이란 말야</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">너 스마트 폰이 뭔지는 아냐</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">?”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">취소해</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">벌써 개통해서 안 되면 중고로라도 팔아</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">!”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">아니 이 또</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">라</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">이 새끼</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">아까부터 좀 이상하더니만</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">, </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">너 진짜 뭐 잘 못 먹었냐</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">이거 옴니아라고</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">옴니아</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">삼성 휴대폰 기술의 결정판</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">대한민국 최초의 명품 스마트 폰</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">!”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그거 망해</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">, </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">아이폰이 대세가 될 거고</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">, </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">삼성 제품이 쓸 만해 지는 건 갤럭시 시리즈 나오고도 한 참 후야 그러니까 내 말 들어</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">참</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그리고</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">차 조심해라</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">특히 </span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">2010</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">년 </span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">10</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">월 </span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">10</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">일</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">, </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그 날은 운전대도 잡지 마</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">알았어</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그 날 사고가 날 거야</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">잊지마 </span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">2010</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">년 </span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">10</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">월 </span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">10</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">일이야</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">!”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">아 이 새끼 거 되게 신박한 개소리를 진짜처럼 나불대네</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">니가 무당이냐</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">노스트라다무스야</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그리고 갤럭시는 또 뭐야</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">야 임마</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">너 이 옴니아 폰이 얼마짜린지는 알고 하는 소리냐</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">이거 거의 돈 백 만원짜리야</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">인터넷이 자유자재로 되는 대한민국 최고사양의 폰이라고</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">!”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">내 말 들어</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">지금 니 이해력만큼 느려져서 곧 희대의 망작이 될 테니까</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">!”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">그때였다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">남기가 말했다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">망작</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">하 이 새끼 산통 깨는데 뭐 있네</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">내가 쓰다가 몇 달 있다 군대가면 주고 갈라 했더니 안 되겠다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">관둬라</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">짜식이 어디서 이상한 소리를 듣고왔나</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">내가 인터넷에서 보니까 다들 아이폰보다 옴니아가 짱이라고 하던데 됐어 임마</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">넌 니 돈 주고 아이폰 사</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">난 옴니아 쓸 테니까</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">!”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">‘</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">구</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">군대</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">?’</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">그제야 알았다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">내가 </span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">10</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">년 전의 과거로 돌아온 이유</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">...</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">아니</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">돌아올 수 밖에 없었던 이유</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">...</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">나</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">남기야</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">...”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">왜</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">안 준다니까 갑자기 입질이 싹 오냐</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">자 말해봐</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">나는 아이폰보다 왕남기님께서 산 옴니아가 훨씬 더 좋고 빨라서 부러워 죽겠습니다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">흐흐흐</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">아</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">아니</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그게 아니고</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">...”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">뭐 이 새끼야</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">갑자기 오줌마린 강아지처럼 부들부들 떨지 말고</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">!”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">구</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">군대</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">나 군대 가야 돼</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">지금 빨리</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">!”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">미</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">친</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">놈</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">너 연기한다며</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">가정형편 땜에 내 후년이나 갈 수 있다고 해서 병무청에 있는 우리 이모부하고 상담까지 해 놓고 뭔 소리야</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">!”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">아니 가야 돼</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">간다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">나 군대</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그 놈</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그 새끼보다 그 새끼보다 먼저 가야 돼</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그 새끼보다 먼저 가야 된다고</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">!”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">입술이 떨려 말을 잇지 못하고</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">, </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">다리가 떨려 서 있을 수 없었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">두려움</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">놈에 대한 두려움이 기나긴 세월마저 비웃듯 뚫고 날아와 내 심장에 꽂힌다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">내가 겁에 질린 얼굴로 주저앉자 놀란 남기가 소리쳐 물었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그 새끼</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">야</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">야</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">창주야</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">야 임마</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">너 어디 아파</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">이 땀 좀 봐</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">너 괜찮냐</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">진짜 어디 아픈 거야</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">일어설 수 있겠어</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그 새끼가 대체 누군데 그래</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">?”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">내가 아닌</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그 사내</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">...</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">나의 의지가 아닌 뱀의 의지가 말했다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">곽</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">철</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">우</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">...”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">*</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-weight:bold;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">- 2009</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">년 가을 </span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">-</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">낙인</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">, </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그것은 낙인이었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">뼛속 깊이 새겨진 고통의 낙인이자 악몽의 시발점이기도 했다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">‘</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">곽철우</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">’</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">그 이름으로 아로새겨진 모든 저주는 나의 군 입대로부터 시작됐다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">그는 내 </span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">6</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">개월 선임이었고</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">, </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">탁월한 일처리와 카리스마로 모두에게 신망 받는 자이기도 했다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">하지만 나에겐 악마</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그 자체였다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">어이</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">이창주</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">정신 못 차리지</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">앙</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">계속 이 따위로 할 꺼지</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">?”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">아닙니다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">!”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">아니다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그럼 여기가 안이지 밖인가</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">응</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">?”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">죄</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">죄송합니다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">저</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">정신 차리겠습니다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">허이구 그러세요</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">씨</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">팔</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">내가</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그 소리를</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">벌써</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">몇</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">번</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">씩</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">이나</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">듣는 줄 알아</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">?”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">정신을 차릴 수 없었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그의 말이 한 단어씩 아니 한 어절씩 끊어질 때마다 연거푸 주먹이 날아왔기 때문이었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">가슴</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">, </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">배 그리고 정강이 뼈</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">, </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그의 린치는 주로 보이지 않는 곳을 향했다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">그래서 그가 나를 괴롭힌다는 사실은 그와 나</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">단 두 사람 밖에 몰랐다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">어이</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">곽철우</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">너 또 이병 괴롭히냐</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">?”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">충성</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">김 상병님</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">누가 누굴 괴롭힙니까</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">이창주 이 새끼가 자꾸 어리버리까니까 저도 괴로워 죽겠습니다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">보세요</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">빠져가지고 지금도 지 이름 나오는데 관등성명도 안대잖아요</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">이병</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">이</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">창</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">주</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">!”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">존나 빨리도 댄다 이 굼벵이 새끼야</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">!”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">곽철우의 손이 금방이라도 내 뺨을 후려칠 듯 올라갔고</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">, </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">나는 마치 파블로프의 개처럼 그에 반응해 주춤주춤 뒤로 물러섰다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그러자 우당탕하는 소리와 함께 관물대 위에 쌓인 물건들이 와르르 무너져 내렸다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">뒷걸음질 치던 내 엉덩이가 하필 내무반의 또 다른 악마 송병장의 관물대를 건드린 탓이었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">어휴</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">저 꼴통</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">넌 이제 좆됐다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">김 상병이 바닥에 떨어진 물건들 중 팔이 떨어진 작은 도자기 인형 하나를 주어 들며 말했다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">도자기 인형은 말년에 고무신을 거꾸로 신은 송병장의 전 여자친구가 준 선물로 그가 그것을 얼마나 아끼는지는 나도 익히 잘 알고 있던 터였다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">두려웠다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">겪지 않고도 어떤 일이 벌어질지 뻔했다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:-.2pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="letter-spacing:-.2pt;font-size:12pt;">물론 노기어린 표정에도 불구하고 송병장은 내 몸에 털 끝 하나 손대지 않았다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:-.2pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:-.2pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="letter-spacing:-.2pt;font-size:12pt;">하지만</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:-.2pt;font-size:12pt;">...</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">애들 관리 존나 못하네</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">씨</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">팔</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">야</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">이병</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">!”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">이병 이창주</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">!”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">점호 끝나고</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">니 위로 내 밑으로</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">다 집합시켜</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">알아듣지</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">니 위로</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">내 밑으로</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">일병</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">, </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">상병 이 개</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">새</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">끼들 요즘 존나 편했지</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">뒤졌어</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">오늘 니들 다 죽었다고 복창해라 </span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">어휴</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">저 고문관 새끼</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">!”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">사방에서 노기어린 아우성이 들려왔고 그렇게 그 밤은 내게 또 다른 지옥의 시작을 알린 참담한 밤이었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">하악</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">하악</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">하악</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">...”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">밤 </span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">11</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">시부터 새벽 </span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">4</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">시까지</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">, </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">초번 근무자부터 말번 근무자까지 송병장의 꼬장에 시달린 이들은 어김없이 나를 깨워 때렸다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">구타와 욕설이 끊임없이 이어져 도무지 정신을 차릴 수 없었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">그러나 그들의 구타는 차라리 약이었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">적당히 받아주고 적당히 죄송스런 표정을 지으면 대부분 </span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">2~30</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">분을 넘기지 않았다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">문제는 곽철우였다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그는 벌써 한 시간째 내 복부를 샌드백마냥 두들기고 있었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">너무 맞다보니 저녁에 먹은 것을 모두 토하고 이제는 신물만 나오는데도 또 때렸다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">그래도 참았다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">내 잘 못이니까</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">나 때문에 고참들이 혼났으니</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">, </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">이건 응당 내가 지고가야 할 대가라고 생각했다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">하지만 다음 날 아침</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">, </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">곽철우에게 맞은 후유증으로 끼니마저 거른 채 작업에 투입된 내게 동기 하나가 다가와 넌지시 물었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">괜찮냐</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">?”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">이병 이창</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">...”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">쉿</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">쉿</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">나야 나</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">명관이</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">너 어제 밤새 불려가더라</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">보는 내가 안쓰러울만치</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">내가 대답 없이 한숨만 쉬자 녀석은 재차 위로하듯 말했다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">하여튼 곽 일병 그 새끼 그렇게 안 봤는데</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">진짜 나쁜 새끼네</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">지가 부숴놓고 그걸 왜 너한테</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">...”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">뭐</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">너 지금 뭐라고 했어</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">?”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">아니 어제 내가 김 상병 심부름 때문에 내무실 왔다가 봤거든</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">곽철우가 송 병장 관물대에 있는 그 도자기 인형 부러뜨리는 거</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">너 그거 진짜야</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">?”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그럼 내가 너한테 왜 거짓말을 하겠냐</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">나를 보더니 후다닥 숨기던데</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">나야 밥도 안 되고 하니까 일단 모른 척 했지</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">근데 분명히 봤어</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그거 송 병장님이 아끼던 그 도자기 인형이고 그때 이미 깨져 있었어</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">!”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">화가 치밀었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">지옥 같은 고통일망정 내 잘 못이니 안고 가겠다 생각했던 내 자신이 원망스러울 만큼 지독한 배신감이 몰려왔다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">충성</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">송 병장님</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">!”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">뭐야</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">씨</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">발 미쳐가지고 내무실 꼬라지 잘 돌아간다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">어디 감히 이병 따까리가 병장한테 말을 거나</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">?”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">죄</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">죄송합니다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">하</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">하지만 드</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">드릴 말씀이</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">...”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">뭔데 이 새끼야</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">!”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그게</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">...”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">일종의 복수이자 내가 행할 수 있는 작은 정의라고 생각했다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">그의 거짓말을 바로잡고 땅에 떨어진 나에 대한 평판을 다시 주워 들 수 있는 혁명적인 기회라고 생각했다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">하지만</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">...</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그런 말 한 적 없지 말입니다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">확실히 얘기해</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">창주 이 새끼는 너한테 들었다는데 왜 말이 안 맞아</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">!”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">아</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">아닙니다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">저는 부</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">분명히 그런 말 한 적 없습니다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">정말이지 말입니다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">뭐야 씨</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">발</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그럼 누가 구라치는건데</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">?”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">송 병장이 짜증스러운 표정으로 미간을 찌푸렸다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">나를 걱정하던 동기마저 난처한 얼굴로 고개 숙이자 그가 나를 본다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">곽철우 아니 악마가 나를 본다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">구라를</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">치지</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">말자</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">진실된</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">사람이</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">되자</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">!”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">하아</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">이 새끼 봐라</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">또 뺑끼쓰네</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">일어나</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">앉아</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">일어나</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">앉아</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">어쭈</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">요령 피우네</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">!”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">오전 </span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">10</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">시</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">, </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">좁은 창고 안에서 시작된 토끼뜀과 엎드려뻗쳐는 점심시간을 훌쩍 넘기고도 끝날 줄을 몰랐다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">나는 점점 지쳐갔지만 내게 얼차려를 주는 곽철우의 얼굴은 점점 더 살아났다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">그때도 몰랐다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">동기는 단지 곤란했을 뿐이고</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">, </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">곽철우는 곽철우대로 충분히 화가 날만 하다고 생각했다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">이후 동기는 점점 나를 피했고</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">, </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">곽철우와 함께 </span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">PX</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">에 있는 모습이 부쩍 목격되긴 했지만 나는 적어도 그들을 믿었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">하지만 그런 믿음은 오래가지 못 했다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">누군가의 도난당한 돈이 내 관물대에서 발견되고</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">, </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">내가 한 적 없는 누군가에 대한 험담이 곽철우의 입에서 들려왔다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그제야 나는 알게 됐다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">그가 의도적으로 나와 부대원들의 사이를 이간질하고 있다는 걸</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">...</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">그러한 의심이 확신으로 변한 건 갓 일병을 달고 난 뒤</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">, </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">여자친구인 하진이 면회를 오던 날이었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">충성</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">!”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">우리 부대는 특성상 외박의 개념이 없었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">외박을 묶어 </span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">2</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">박 </span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">3</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">일의 휴가처럼 사용하는 대신 모든 면회는 부대 안에 지정된 면회 장소에서만 이루어졌다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그 날은 마침 모처럼의 주말이어서 면회 장소가 터질 듯 많은 면회객들이 모여 있었는데</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">, </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">나는 그러한 면회객들이 놀라 쳐다볼 만큼 큰 소리로 경례를 올려붙였다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">당연히 곽철우가 나타났기 때문이었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">어이 이창주 팔자 좋네</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">일병 찌그래기가 면회나 하고 앙</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">?”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">이병 이 창주</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">아니 일병 이 창주</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">!”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">시끄러워 새꺄</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">늦기만 해봐 아주</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">!”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">명심하겠습니다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">추</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">충성</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">!”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">이상했다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">면회도 없는 그가 면회장 주변을 얼쩡거리는 것도 이상했지만</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">, </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">면회객을 앞에 두고도 볼멘소리를 늘어놓는 것이나 그런 그의 어처구니없는 행동에도 불만은커녕 자꾸만 내 시선을 피하는 여자친구의 행동도 이상했다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">그랬다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">모든 것이 이상했고</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">, </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그 이상함이야 말로 지난 </span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">6</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">개월여 나와 곽철우 사이에서 일어난 모든 악연의 열쇠이기도 했다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그 사람</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">고참이야</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">?”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">누구</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">?”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">아니다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">아 왜</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">누구 말하는 건데</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">설마 너</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">...”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">듣고 싶지 않았던 그 이름을 여자친구가 먼저 말했다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">곽철우</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">맞지</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">?”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">니가 어떻게</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">...”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그랬구나</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그런 거 같았어</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">머리도 짧고 얼굴은 까맣게 탔어도</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그런 거 같더라</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">그 말을 시작으로 길어진 여자친구의 침묵 속에서 불길한 예감이 치솟았다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">왠지 묻지 않아도 알 것 같은 대답이 목구멍을 넘지 못 한 채 머릿속을 맴돌았다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">맴돌고 또 맴돌다 토악질이 날 것처럼 치밀 때 쯤 여자친구가 말했다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">우리 헤어지자</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">왜</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">곽철우 그 새끼 때문이야</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그래</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">대체 뭐야 니들 둘</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">!”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">아니</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">오늘 애초부터 그 말 하려고 온 거야</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그 사람이랑 나랑 예전에 사겼던 거 이제 다 지난 일이고 지금은 아무 상관없어</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그냥 기다리기가 힘이 드네</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">무슨 말인지 알지</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">?”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">하진아</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">!”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">미안해 안녕</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">...”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">노을 속으로 멀어지며 손을 흔드는 그 뒷모습이 내 </span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">20</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">대의 첫 사랑</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">, </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">하진이의 마지막 모습이었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">*</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">따먹었냐</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">?”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">아닙니다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">에이 따먹었지</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">?”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">아닙니다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">씨</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">발</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">여기가 안이지</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">밖이야</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">했냐고 안 했냐고</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">이 새끼야</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">!”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">그 날 밤에도 곽철우의 손은 내 머리통을 북처럼 두드렸다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">지긋지긋한 폭력이었건만 그날만큼은 이상하리만치 조금도 아프지 않았다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">머리와 뺨보단 가슴이 더 아려왔던 탓이었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">기분 나쁘냐</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">?”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">아닙니다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">에이</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">빡친 얼굴인데</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그치 열받지</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">나 존나게 패고 싶지</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그치</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">?”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그렇지 않습니다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">어쭈</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">꼴통 새끼가 요령만 늘어가지고 그렇지 않습니다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">꼬운거네</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">대답이 길어진 거 보니까</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">!”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">여자친구를 만난 일 때문일까</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">내가 헤어진 것을 모르는 곽철우는 그날따라 더 집요하게 나를 괴롭혔다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">손끝으로 가슴팍을 찌르고 발끝으론 조인트를 날렸다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">이창주 저 꼴통 면회 갖다와서 또 나사가 빠졌나부지</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">보면은 철우가 애들 관리 잘 한다니까</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! A</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">급이야 </span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">A</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">급</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">나 신경쓰지 말고 하던 거 마저 해라</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">충성</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">!”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">그의 이간질이 먹힌 탓인지 어디에도 내 편은 없었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">곽철우의 미소가 더 악랄해졌다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그래도 버텨내자고 다짐했다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">이겨내야 한다고 스스로를 채찍질 했다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">적어도 내겐 그럴만한 이유가 있었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">엄마</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">...</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">아버지도 없이 홀로 고생하시며 나를 키워주신 나의 어머니</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">...</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">‘</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">이것도 결국 다 지나가리라</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">’</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">라는 말과 편지로 언제나 내게 힘이 되어주신 엄마를 떠올리며 참고 또 참았다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">눈물이 날 것 같아도 이를 악물고 견뎌냈다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">그러자 </span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">‘</span><span style="font-weight:bold;font-style:italic;font-size:12pt;">씨</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-weight:bold;font-style:italic;font-size:12pt;">.</span><span style="font-weight:bold;font-style:italic;font-size:12pt;">발 새끼</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-weight:bold;font-style:italic;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-weight:bold;font-style:italic;font-size:12pt;">너는 짖어라 나는 쌩깐다 이거냐</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-weight:bold;font-style:italic;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-weight:bold;font-style:italic;font-size:12pt;">너 내가 우습지</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-weight:bold;font-style:italic;font-size:12pt;">?</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">’‘</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">란 악에 받친 음성과 함께 한참을 씩씩대던 곽철우가 이내 다가와 속삭였다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">너 애비도 없다며</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">?”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">나도 모르게 눈썹이 꿈틀거렸다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. ‘</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">애비 없는 자식</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">’ </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그건 지난 시간 나를 향해 쏟아진 가장 큰 조롱이었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">어쭈</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">꼬와</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">내가 틀린 말 했어</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">애비 없는 새끼 맞잖아</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">꼬우면 잘 하던가</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">!”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">시정하겠습니다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">!”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">흥분하지 않으려 이를 악물고 노력했지만 쉽지 않았다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">내 구겨진 얼굴과 악다문 입술</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">, </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">분명 또 화를 내며 트집을 잡겠구나 생각했지만 의외였다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">곽철우는 웃고 있었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">배시시 웃으며 손으론 뭐가 그리 좋은지 내 어깨를 두드린다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">나는 조금 의아했다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">하지만 곧 알게 됐다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">그 미소가 자신의 조롱이 먹히는 것을 알게 된 악마의 미소라는 사실을</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">...</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">나는 아직도 그 때 그 순간</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">, </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">곽철우의 얼굴을 잊지 못 한다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그 일그러진 미소와 기쁨에 찬 얼굴을 잊을 수 없다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">입질이 슬슬 오네</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">열 받지</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그치</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">열 받아 죽겠지</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">아니야</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">?”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">그는 마치 나를 흥분시키려고 작정한 사람처럼 연신 비꼬듯 물었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">그리곤 끝내 내 귓가에 그 말을 속삭였다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">애미란 년이 서방 없다고 이 놈 저 놈 붙어먹느라 자식 교육을 개판으로 하니까 니가 이렇게 개</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">씨</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">발 좆</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">같</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">은 새끼가 됐구나</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그치</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">?”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">으아악</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">!”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">그건 절대 해서는 안 될 말이었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">사람의 탈을 쓴 자가 입 밖에 내뱉어선 안 될 그런 말이었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">나는 폭발했고 그대로 주먹을 날렸다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">예기치 못한 일격을 얻어맞은 곽철우는 어느새 바닥에 쓰러져 뒹굴고</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">...</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">저 미</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">친 새끼</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">!”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">저거 돌은 거 아냐</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">?”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">흉흉한 목소리가 사방에서 터져 나왔다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">모두가 나를 향한 것이었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">하지만 나는 이미 이성을 잃은 후였다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">어떻게든 그를 때려누이고 나와 내 어머니에게 가해진 폭언의 상처를 달래고 말겠다는 생각뿐이었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">나보다는 홀로 나를 키워주신 어머니를 위해서라도 반드시 그에게 사과를 받아야만 했다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">사과해</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">사과해 이 새끼야</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">!”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">나는 고함을 지르며 달려들려 했지만 어찌된 일인지 움직일 수가 없었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">온 몸이 밧줄에 묶인 듯 꼼짝도 하지 않았다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">정신을 차리고 돌아보니 수없이 많은 손들이 내 몸을 붙잡고 있었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">어느새 달려든 부대원들의 손과 팔이 밧줄이 되어 억울한 내 몸을 얽어매고 있었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">‘</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">끼이익</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">끽</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">끽</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">...’</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">그때였다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">어디선가 기분 나쁜 소리가 들려왔다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">쇳덩이로 돌바닥을 긁을 때 나는 그런 소리였다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">철우야 뭐하게</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">?”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">지금 이 새끼 하는 거 못 보셨습니까</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">하극상 아닙니까 하극상</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">!”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그래도</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">...”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">자고로 옛날부터 미</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">친 개는</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">이게 약이라고 했슴돠</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">저도 오늘 꼭지 돌았으니까 말라지 마십쇼</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">역시나 곽철우였다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그의 손에는 어느새 기다란 쇠파이프가 들려 있었는데</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">, </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">맹세코 지난 </span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">6</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">개월 한 번도 본 적이 없는 물건이었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그런 물건을 그가 마치 미리 준비해 놓은 것 마냥 들고 나타나자 나는 전의</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">(</span><span style="letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">戰意</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">)</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">를 잃고 멍해졌다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">내가 겁에 질리자 그는 쇠 파이프를 질질 끌며 다가와 속삭이듯 말했다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">자</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그 동안은 오픈 베타였고</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">이제 정식 버젼으로 한 번 해 볼까</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">?”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">이</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">이러지 마세요</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">컥</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">!”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">말을 끝내기가 무섭게 단면이 거친 쇠 파이프의 한 쪽 끝이 내 목젖을 찔렀다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">요</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">요</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">이 고문관 새끼</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">빠져가지고 아직도 정신을 못 차렸네</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">?”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">히히히 철우새끼 상병 달더니 이제 카리스마가 좀 나오는데</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">야 살살 해라 살살</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">!”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">어유 씨</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">벌 이창주 저 꼴통 새끼</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">오늘 제대로 임자 만났네 키키킥 철우야 오늘 아예 조져버려</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">!”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">곽 상병님</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">, </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">군대에서 하극상은 사살이지 말입니다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">키킥</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">!”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">두려움에 온 몸이 떨렸다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">다들 무언가 재밌는 일이 벌어진 것 처럼 웃고 떠들었지만 내가 느끼는 공포는 진짜였다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">눈빛부터가 달랐다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">수없이 많은 시간 나를 괴롭혀온 악마같은 인간이었지만 지금의 곽철우는 완전히 다른 사람 같았다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">온통 붉게 충혈 되어 당장이라도 내 머리통을 박살내고 싶은 사람처럼 반짝거렸다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">겁이 난 나는 도망치고 싶었지만 그럴 수 없었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">움찔하니 나를 얽어맨 손과 팔이 더 강하게 옥죄어 온다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">이창주 저 꼴통새끼 쫄았다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">크크크</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">야</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">꽉 잡어</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">저런 개념없는 새끼는 조져버려야 돼</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">!”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">오늘 이 창주 저 등</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">신 피 똥 싸겠네</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">키키킥</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">다들 미</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">친 인간들 같았다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">모두 신이 나서 떠들고 있을 뿐</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">, </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">무슨 일이 벌어지고 있는지 정확히 인식하고 있는 사람은 없었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">하지만 나는 알고 있었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">두려움이 내게 속삭였다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. ‘</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">도망쳐</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">’ ‘</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">넌 죽는다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.’ </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">지난 시간 끝도 없이 자행된 구타와 얼차려 때완 비교할 수 없는 공포가 밀려왔다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">안 돼</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">아악</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">!”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">‘</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">퍽</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">’ </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">하는 소리와 함께 무언가 머리에 와 닿았다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">이상하게도 아프다는 느낌보단 뜨겁다는 느낌이 강했다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그리고 그 뜨거움이 천천히 흘러 이마를 지나고 눈과 뺨을 지나 턱까지 흘러내렸다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">어어</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">이</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">이거 괘</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">괜찮은거야</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">?”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">피가 좀 나는데</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">?”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">웅성거림이 들려왔다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">내 몸을 얽어매 움직이지 못하게 만들었던 힘들이 약해지는 것을 느꼈다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">잡아주는 힘이 사라지니 무릎이 꺾인다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">힘이 빠지며 중력의 이끌림을 따라 몸이 가라앉는다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">의무대 불러</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">!”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">이거 뭐야</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">이창주 이 새끼 오줌 지렸는데요</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">?”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">하여튼 꼴통 새끼</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">한 대 맞았다고 정줄 놨네</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">야 뭐해</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">걸레 가져와</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">!”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">철우야 됐다 너도 이제 그만해라</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그쯤 했음 됐지</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">피도 나는데</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">...”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그래요 곽 상병님 이제 그만 푸세요</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">이러다 큰 일 나겠네</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">...”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">그들의 웅성거림 사이로 곽철우가 보였다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">뱀의 미소를 짓고 있는 악마가 보였다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">하늘을 찌를 듯 높이 치켜세운 그의 손이 빛난다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">기다란 것이 형광등 불빛을 반사해 시야를 어지럽히다 이내 </span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">‘</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">쾅</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">’ </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">머리 위에 꽂힌다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">씨</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">벌</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">곽철우 이 새끼가 미쳤나</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">야</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">뭐해</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">빨리 꼴통 업고 의무대로 가</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">넌 씨</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">발</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">빨리 당직 사관에게 보고하고</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">하아 낼 모레 제댄데 미치겠네</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">야 곽철우</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">너 이 새끼야</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">넌 이 마당에 웃음이 나와</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">앙</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">!”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">잘 가라</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">이창주</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">흐흐흐</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">그것이 군대란 이름의 지옥에서 겪은 내 마지막 기억이었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">*</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">하이고 창주야</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">니가 어</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">어쩌다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">...</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">흑흑</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">...”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">정확히 기억나진 않지만 엄마는 나를 붙잡고 사흘정도 울었던 것 같다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">우느라 퉁퉁 부은 얼굴로 유일한 생계수단인 김밥 집조차 나가지 않고 나를 돌봤다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">아이고 중대장님</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">흑흑 우리 창주가 어쩌다 이렇게 된 거에요</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">네</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">?”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">아</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그게 작업 중이었는데</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">창주 군이 그</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">에</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">저 뭐랄까</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">음</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">아 맞다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">숙련도가 낮아서</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">예</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">맞네요</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그러다가 부딪혀서 사고가 난 겁니다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">하하하</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">뭐 큰 문제는 아니니까 걱정 마십시오</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">곧 완쾌 될 겁니다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">나는 질끈 눈을 감았다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">두려웠다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">중대장이 말한 완쾌란 곧 내가 다시 부대로 돌아가야 한다는 뜻이었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">차라리 죽으면 죽었지 다시는 부대로 돌아가고 싶지 않았다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">나의 간절한 바람 탓이었을까</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">군의관은 중대장과는 완전히 다른 이야기를 들려주었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">심각한 뇌손상이 왔습니다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">치료 여하에 달려있지만 지금처럼 한동안은 말을 할 수 없을 겁니다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">극도의 대인기피증과 공황증세도 보이고 있어서 상당기간 지켜봐야 할 것 같구요</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">뭐 그것도 그거지만</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">뇌수막하 출혈이 진행됐지만 초동조치가 빨리 이루어지지 않아서 몸 왼편에</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">장애가</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">...”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">네</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그게 무슨</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">우</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">우리 차</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">창주가 바</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">반신불수가 된다구요</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">?”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">송구스럽게도</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그게 그렇습니다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">엄마는 또 다시 울었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">내가 국군수도통합병원에 입원해 있던 보름 만에 우는 것만으로 </span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">10</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">여</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">kg</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">은 족히 빠져 버렸다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">하지만 군의관은 재차 엄마를 울렸다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">제</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">제가 그런 말을 했던가요</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">?”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">아니요</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그러셨어요</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">군의관님께서 분명히 뇌출혈이 진행됐는데</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">초동조치가 제대로 이뤄지지 않아서 장애가 왔다고</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">...”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">아니요</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">제가 언제 그런 말을</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">의무대에선 신속하고 정확한 조치가 이루어졌습니다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">이창주 일병의 병증은 사고에 따른 불가피한 합병증일 뿐</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">, </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">우리의 조치와는 무관합니다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">아니에요</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">군의관님께서 분명히 그때</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">...”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">죄송합니다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">제가 오늘 회의가 있는 걸 깜빡했네요</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">김 소위 이 분 좀 모시고 나가게</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">군의관님</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">군의관님</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">!”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">어디 군의관뿐일까</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">처음엔 엄마에게 희망을 불어 넣어 주었던 중대장도 재차 엄마를 절망의 구렁텅이로 내몰았다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">군의관님 말씀이 처음이랑 달라서 바</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">밖에서 따로 의사선생님께 진료를 받았어요</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">의사 선생님 말이 이건 두</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">둔기에 의한 폭력이 의심되는 폭행의 흔적이지</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">저</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">절대 사고가 아니라고</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">중대장님</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">우리 애</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">대체 무슨 일이 있었던 거에요</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">네</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">?”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">어허</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">어머니 참 말귀를 못 알아들으시네</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">사고라니까요</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">지금 저희를 의심하시는 겁니까</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">?”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">하지만 큰 병원 의사 선생님 말씀이</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">...”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">하 참</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">글쎄 아니래두요</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그리고 누가 밖에서 진료 받으라고 했습니까</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">자꾸 이러시면 저희가 도의적인 책임을 느끼고 지원해드리는 진료비도 못 드리는 수가 있어요</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">중대장님</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그럼 우리 창주가 대체 어떤 작업을 하다가 그렇게 다쳤는지라도 좀 알려주세요</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">하나뿐인 아들 병신되고</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">저도 이대로는 못 살아요</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">허허</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">답답하네 증말</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">가세요</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">가</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">더 할 말 없습니다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">중대장님</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">!”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">세상은 냉혹했다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">나는 다행히 말을 되찾고 어느 정도 움직일 수 있게 됐지만 그들은 끝까지 거짓으로 일관했다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">부대 법무관입니다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">불만 있으시면 군 인권위원회에 정식으로 제소하십시오</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">만나보신 부대원들 모두 똑같이 얘기하고 있지 않습니까</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">단순 사고였고</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">, </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">거짓말을 하는 건 이창주 일병입니다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">간부들도 고참들도 심지어는 동기들까지 누구도 진실을 말하는 이는 없었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">당연했다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그들에게 나는 귀찮은 왕따에 불과했고 </span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">6</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">개월간 그들 곁에 머물다 사라진 꼴통</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">, </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">고문관에 불과했다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그런 나를 위해 총대를 메고 나서줄 이가 있을거라 생각한 것 자체가 우리의 착각이었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">그리고 그 답답함과 울분은 내게서 신체의 자유도 모자라 엄마마저 앗아갔다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">들었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">교통사고셨다며</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">많이 취하셨다고</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">하필 그 밤에</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">왜 부대를 찾아간다고</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">크흑</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">너 어쩌냐 창주야 너 어쩌냐</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">...”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“......”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">안 그래도 어머니가 종종 나한테 전화하고 그러셨다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">크흑</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">억울하다고 억울해서 못 살겠다고</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">미안하다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">정말 미안하다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">친구라고 하나 있는게 도움도 못 되고</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">...”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">친구 남기는 그 날 제 부모를 잃은 사람처럼 함께 울어주었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">*</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">최대한 빨리 입대하고 싶다고</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">학기도 안 끝났는데 괜찮겠어</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그리고 네가 말한 그 부대</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">별로 좋은 곳도 아닌데 왜 하필</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">?”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">꼭 부탁드립니다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">뭐 다른 사람도 아니고</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">남기 친구라니까 내 얘기는 해 보겠다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">면제 시켜달라는 것도 아니고</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">후방 좋은 부대로 빼달라는 것도 아니니 그리 어렵진 않을 게다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">10</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">년 전으로 돌아온 지 정확히 </span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">7</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">일</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">, </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">나는 모든 준비를 끝마쳤다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그것은 뼛속 깊이 아로새겨진 두려움을 극복하는 내 나름의 방식이자 그토록 간절히 원하던 되갚음의 시작이었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">창주야</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">갑자기 웬 군대라니</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">흑흑</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">...”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">울지마세요 엄마</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">누구나 가는데잖아요</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">저에겐 지금이 아니면 의미가 없어요</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그래도</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">...”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">이제야 겨우 다시 만난 엄마를 혼자 두는 것은 죄송스러운 일이었지만 어쩔 수 없었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">나에겐 쉬이 갚을 수 없을 만큼 큰 빚이 있었고</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">, </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그 빚을 갚기 위해선 한 시라도 빨리</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">아니 곽철우보다 빨리 그 곳에 가 있어야 했다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">다행히 입대의 그 날은 생각보다 빨리 찾아왔다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">누군가는 걱정하고 또 누군가는 두려워하는 새로운 환경에서의 적응이었지만 나에겐 외려 홀가분하게 느껴졌다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">이미 그 곳을 한 번 겪어 보았다는 것이 그 첫 번째 이유였고</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">, </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">두 번째는 머지 않아 곽철우를 만나게 될 거라는 부푼 기대감이었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">여어</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">이번에 들어온 이병 완전 </span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">A</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">급인데</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">너 이름이 뭐라고 했지</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">?”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">이병 이창주</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">!”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">오오 좋아</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">무슨 경험자마냥 시키기만 하면 뭐든 척척이네</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">너 맘에 든다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">!”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">감사합니다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">생각대로였다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">군대에서 적응하는 것도</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">, </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그들에게 인정받는 것도 모두 처음이 어렵지 두 번째는 쉬웠다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">물론 거기엔 곽철우의 공도 있었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">더 이상 그가 나를 괴롭힐 수 없다는 생각은 내내 나를 사로잡았던 두려움과 긴장감을 떨쳐내게 했고</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">, </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">주눅 들지 않고 자신감 있게 행동하는 나는 내가 생각했던 것보다 훨씬 더 유능한 군인이었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">그리고 드디어 그 날이 찾아왔다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">여</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">이창주</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">이제 너도 이제 곧 일병 꺾이니까 애들 관리 좀 해야지</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">뭐 내가 너는 걱정 안한다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">어련히 잘 하겠냐</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">하하핫 어</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">저기 신병들 왔다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">그래</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">드디어 놈을 만났다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">이병</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">곽</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">철</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">우</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">잘 못 들었습니다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">긴장해 고참들의 말 한 마디에 바르르 떠는 모습이 새롭다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">기가 죽어 좌우로 곁눈질을 해가며 두려워하는 모습이 놀랍다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">하지만 그것이야말로 그토록 내가 기다려온 복수의 순간이자 또한 전율의 순간이었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">아닙니다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">!”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그럼 여기가 안이지 밖인가</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">이 꼴통 새끼야</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">!”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">으읍</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">시</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">시정하겠습니다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">기쁨에 온 몸이 떨려왔다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">내 발길질 한 번에 나자빠진 놈의 모습에선 더 이상 그 옛날 내가 느꼈던 카리스마와 무소불위의 권위는 찾아볼 수 없었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그는 내가 그랬던 것처럼 그저 한심한 이병 나부랭이에 불과했고</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">, </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">내 손가락 하나에 앞으로 뒤로 바닥을 뒹구느라 여념이 없었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">눈빛부터가 달랐다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">광인처럼 희번덕거리던 악마의 시선은 사라지고 혹여나 내가 트집을 잡지는 않을까 두려워 떠는 한낱 이병 나부랭이의 겁먹은 얼굴만이 그 곳에 있었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">희열이 밀려왔다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">온 몸의 신경세포가 일제히 곤두선 듯 흥분됐다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">당하기만 하던 내가</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">, </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그토록 그를 두려워하던 내가</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">, </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">지금 정반대의 위치에서 그를 짓밟고 있는 것이다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">나는 곧 계획한 것들을 차질 없이 수행했다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">첫째는 그가 내게 한 것처럼 그를 괴롭히는 것이었고</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">, </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">두 번째 역시 그가 내게 한 것처럼 부대원들과 그의 사이를 갈라놓는 일이었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">역시나 일은 모든 것이 순조로웠다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">너무 쉬워서 감탄이 나올 지경이었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">이 모두가 과거의 곽철우라는 훌륭한 모범답안이 있기 때문이었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">얼마 안가 부대원들 모두가 그를 꼴통이라고 부르기 시작했고</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">, </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">간부들조차 곽철우를 가리켜 고문관이라 지칭했다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">고립된 곽철우는 예상대로 허둥대기 시작했다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">쉬운 일도 헤매고 실수가 잦아졌다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">혼이 나는 것이 일상이 되고 얼굴은 점차로 어두워졌다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">나는 그것이 즐거웠다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">기쁘고 너무 행복해 어떤 날은 하루종일 그가 실수하기만을 선 꼽아 기다리기까지 했다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">그가 그랬던 것처럼 청소가 엉망이던 날은 개처럼 내 발을 핥게 했다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">그가 그랬던 것처럼 밥을 남긴 날은 취사장 짬통의 음식물 쓰레기를 먹였다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">그가 그랬던 것처럼 밤새 잠을 재우지 않고 바닥을 기며 가래침을 먹게 했다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">그가 그랬던 것처럼 바지를 벗기고 그 곳에 안티프라민을 발랐다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">그 순간이 어찌나 벅차던지 희열에 목이 메이고 눈물까지 흘렀다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">그리고</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그렇게 나는 그 날을 맞이했다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">면회에서 돌아온 그는 창녀 같은 어미를 두었단 나의 말에 격분해 달려들었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">역시나 나의 이간질에 속은 부대원들이 그를 붙잡았고 나는 기다렸다는 듯 미리 준비해주었던 쇠 파이프를 꺼내 들었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">기억난다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">희열에 가득 찬 내 표정을 보며 두려워 떨던 곽철우가</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">...</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">그는 진정으로 두려워하고 있었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그의 세포 하나하나가 나란 존재에 반응하여 공포를 느끼고 있었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">‘</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">콰직</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">!’</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">경쾌한 소리와 함께</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그의 머리뼈도 내 머리처럼 주저앉았다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">주르륵 피가 흐르고 놈이 바닥에 쓰러진다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그럼에도 다들 곽철우가 아닌 내 안위를 걱정한다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">놈의 표정에도 절망이 가득하다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">그래</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">하지만 이게 끝이 아니지</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">...</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">나는 높이 팔을 뻗었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">그리고 누가 나서 만류하기도 전에 그대로 그의 후두부를 박살내 버렸다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">‘</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">쾅</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">!’</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">으아악</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">이게 뭐야</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">!”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">씨</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">벌</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">이창주 이 새끼가 미쳤나</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">야</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">뭐해</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">빨리 꼴통 업고 의무대로 가</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">넌 씨</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">발</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">빨리 당직 사관에게 보고하고</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">하아 낼 모레 제댄데 미치겠네</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">야 이창주</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">너 이 새끼야</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">넌 이 마당에 웃음이 나와</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">앙</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">!”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">송 병장의 말처럼 나는 웃고 있었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">완벽한 되갚음에 비로소 나는 웃고 있었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">하지만 마음 속 깊은 곳에선 웃고 있는 나를 향해 물었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">‘</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">과연 잘 한 걸까</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">?’</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">‘</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">내 행동은 정당한 건가</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">?“</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">치밀어 오르는 의구심을 막을 순 없었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">그러나</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">...</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">‘</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">후회는 없다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.’</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">이것은 타인의 아픔과 고통을 이해하지 못한 너란 인간에게 내려진 징벌</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">(</span><span style="letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">懲罰</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">)</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">나는 생각했다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">신이 존재한다면</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">, </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">나를 이리로 다시 보내준 이유도 필시 그 때문이겠지</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">곽철우</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">넌 너의 죄에 대한 대가를 받은 것이다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">나는 말했다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">잘 가라</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">곽철우</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">흐흐흐</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">그것을 마지막으로 악마 곽철우는 눈을 감았다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">야</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">씨</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">발</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">이게 웬일이야</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">!”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">보고를 받은 당직사관이 달려와 소리치고 의무대 차량이 도착한 듯 사방이 시끄러웠다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">‘</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그런데</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">왜 이렇게 졸리고 눈이 감기지</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">?’</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">눈꺼풀이 무거워지며 온 몸의 힘이 빠져 나도 모르게 휘청였다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">무력감과 함께 잠이 쏟아졌다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">목표를 이루자 긴장이 풀려서 일까</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">졸려서 참을 수가 없었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">헌데 문득 이대로 잠이 들면 끝이 보이지 않을 만큼 긴 잠을 잘 것 같다는 이상한 생각이 들었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">마치 출구가 없는 지독한 심연</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">(</span><span style="letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">深淵</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">)</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">속을 헤메일 것 만 같은 그런 기분이었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">*</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">정신이 좀 드십니까</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">?”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">친절을 가장한 말투지만 음</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">(</span><span style="letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">音</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">)</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">의 고저를 상실한 무미건조한 목소리를 듣자 아찔한 오한이 밀려왔다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">온 힘을 다해 실눈을 뜨고 바라보자 흐릿한 잔상 위로 새카만 옷을 입은 사내가 보였다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">무슨 악몽이라도 꾸셨나보죠</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">온 몸이 땀으로 흠뻑 젖으셨네요</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">오 이런 대답하기가 힘들면 그냥 듣기만 해도 됩니다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“......”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">무언은 곧 승낙이란 말이 있더군요</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">내가 대답하지 못하자 사내는 내 앞에 바짝 다가서며 말을 이었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">극도의 우울증과 공황증세 거기에 심각한 정신분열증까지</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">외상 후 스트레스 증후군이란 건 정말이지 기다리는 쪽을 지치게 만드는군요</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">공치사는 아니지만 당신이 언제쯤이나 다시 정상에 가까운 상태로 돌아올까 얼마나 손꼽아 기다렸는지 몰라요</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">아직도 꿈속을 헤매는 듯 정신이 몽롱했다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">그럼에도 나는 있는 힘을 다해 물었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">누</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">누구</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">...?”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">이런</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">섭섭하기 이를 데 없군요</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">당신과 나</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">, </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">우린 벌써 몇 번씩이나 만난 사인데</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">이렇게 몰라봐서야</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">정말이지 실망스럽네요</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">하지만 뭐</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">좋아요</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">당신의 증상에 대한 설명이라면 의사를 통해 이미 수 십 번도 더 들은 데다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">, </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">당신이 이렇게 된 데에는 분명 우리 책임도 있으니까요</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">흐흐흐</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">그는 잠시 섬뜩한 미소를 내보이더니 이내 다시 말을 이었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">아</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">시간을 너무 지체했네요</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">서론 같은 건 집어 치우고 막바로 본론으로 들어갈까요</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">자</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">지워버리고 싶은 기억이 있으시죠</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">반드시 되갚아줘야 할 빚도 있으실테구요</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">저희는 그런 분들에게 특별한 기회를 제공하고 있습니다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">당신은 그저 승낙만 하면 됩니다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그럼 우리는 당신을 당신의 인생에 있어 전환점이 됐던 바로 그 순간으로 되돌려 드립니다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">이해하시겠어요</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">간단하죠</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">?”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">기시감이 들었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">분명 이 장면을 어디선가 보고 들은 기억이 있었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">그래</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">나는 충분히 알고 있었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“......”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">뭐라구요</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">잘 안들리는데요</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">승낙하시는 겁니까</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">네</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">?”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">나</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">나 말야</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">미</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">친</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">놈</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">이 허</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">헛소리를 한다고 해도 좋은데</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">왠지 당신 낯이 익어</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">분명 처</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">처음 보는 건데도 뭐랄까</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">이 상황이</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">나</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">낯이 익다고나 할까</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">?”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">하하</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그런가요</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">분명히 우리는 만난 적이 있습니다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">저는 이전에도 당신에게 기회를 제공해 드렸고</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">, </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">당신은 충분히 만족하셨습니다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">일단 승낙부터 하세요</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그럼 찬찬히 설명을 해드리죠</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">어때요</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">과거로 돌아가고 싶지 않습니까</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">지긋지긋한 군대에 가기 전으로 당신의 어머님이 살아 계시던 그 때 말입니다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.” </span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">으</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">으</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">....”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">복수하고 싶지 않습니까</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">?</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">그 한마디에 너무도 선명한 이미지 하나가 떠올랐다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">‘</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">뱀</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">’</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">느닷없이 나타나 허황된 이야기를 늘어놓는 이 남자</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">, </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">말도 안 되는 제안으로 나를 의아하게 만든 이 남자</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">...</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">할 겁니까 말 겁니까</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">?”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">선택보단 강압에 가깝고</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">, </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">질문을 하면서도 이미 결론을 아는 듯 확신에 찬 그의 목소리에서 나는 커다란 뱀을 떠올렸다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">스멀거리며 밀려드는 불안감에 내가 주저하자 그는 냉정히 자리를 털고 일어서며 말했다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">타임 아웃</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">의외의 선택이네요</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">좋아요</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">하지만 그 친구도 납득할까요</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">?”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">자</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">잠시만요</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">!”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">나는 어느새 자리를 박차고 일어서 있었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">떠나려는 그의 팔을 잡고 마치 수백미터를 전력으로 질주한 사람마냥 숨을 헐떡이며 간절한 눈빛을 보내고 있었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">가</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">갈 수 있는 겁니까</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그게 정말로 가능한 겁니까</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">?”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">물론입니다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">당신이 동의만 하신다면</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">...”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">도</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">동의합니다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">내 절박한 동의에 그는 미소 지었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. ‘</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">피식</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">’</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">하며 순식간에 사라진 미소였지만 나는 그 속에서 나를 향한 그의 조롱과 경멸을 읽을 수 있었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">과연 내가 감당할 수 있을까 싶을 만큼 거대한 탐욕 또한 느껴졌다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">그럼에도 신기하게 나는 웃고 있었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">그러자 그가 말했다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">갑시다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">당신의 두려움이 시작된 그 때 그 곳으로</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">준비됐죠</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">이번엔 당신 차례네요 곽철우씨</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">!”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">그제야 깨달았다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">진짜 뱀은 그가 아닌 우리였다는 것을</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">...</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">서로의 꼬리를 삼킨 뱀처럼 끝이 곧 시작이 되고 시작마저 끝을 벗어나지 못한 채 영원히 스스로의 굴레를 벗어나지 못하는 우로보로스</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">...</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">그게 바로 이창주와 나 곽철우의 우스꽝스러운 자화상이었다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">어느새 의식이 혼미해진다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">다시금 그 악몽으로 돌아가려 하는가</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">?</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">나는 어쩌면 이 지독한 악연의 동반자인 이창주도 되뇌이고 있을 법한 마지막 인사를 전했다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">‘</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">미안해 엄마</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">나 아직은 엄마 곁에 있을 수 없을 것 같아</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">.’</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">*</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">에필로그</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">...</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">*</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">선배님</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">오늘 정말 인상 깊었습니다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">우리도 더 이상 인간의 영혼을 얻기 위해 안달 할 필요가 없다는 그 말씀</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">오늘에서야 확실히 이해한 것 같습니다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">이창주와 곽철우</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">, </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">두 사람 모두 서로에 대한 복수심으로 미래가 아닌 과거에 얽매여 집착하니</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">, </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그들의 남은 인생과 영혼 모두 결국 우리 차지가 되는 거군요</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">!”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그걸 이제야 알았나</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">이해가 많이 늦군</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그래서야 승진하겠어</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">술래잡기 같은 거야</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">한 명은 도망치고 다른 한 명은 술래가 되어 그 뒤를 쫓지</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">죽도록 달려서 상대를 잡고 놀이가 끝난 줄로 알지만 어느새 붙잡힌 상대방이 술래가 되어 다시 쫓지</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">... </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">흐흐흐 언제 끝날지 알 수 없는 영원한 놀이를 말야</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">!”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">정말 감탄했습니다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">존경합니다</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">그런데 신문사는 왜 또 가시는 겁니까</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">?”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">이런 멍청한 놈을 봤나</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">숲을 봐야지 언제까지 나무만 볼 거야</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">!”</span></p> <p style="line-height:310%;margin:5pt 8pt 2pt;text-indent:15pt;letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;"><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">“</span><span style="font-size:12pt;">예</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 고딕';letter-spacing:0pt;font-size:12pt;">? </span><span style="font-size:12pt;">무슨</span><span lang="en-us" style="font-family:'맑은 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