Interesting how the night could be so dark, so black, so oppressive. Because, actually, it was not as dark. If there had been no clouds, it would be darker. If there were no clouds, you'd be able to look up, see the stars, feel the breeze.
But the cloud cover was extensive. As far as the eye could see. It was a dark, dark gray. The clouds felt so close, like he could reach up and touch them. There was no breeze, stiffing even. The cold pressed in, you could feel it, like a physical force pressing in on your skin.
Each breath in was like drinking, the air had a weight to it.