. . . . I woke el Vaquero with my nightmare desperation to get to the humidifier, ahead of the vampire.
Which is why I woke him. I was screaming in my desperation.
The thing is that the humidifier was filled with holy water, but for some reason it was not turned on!
As it turned out, when I woke not only him but myself, the humidifier, though filled last night by el V, had never been plugged in, which is why I felt so awful. And so did he. So I had a nightmare.