vex just wants to belong somewhere and feel like she matters and i’m just So Upset about it
because her first home was byroden and that was torn out from under her when she was ten (and was torn away from her mother, the only person that actually cared for her besides vax).
she lived in syngorn for years but that was never home. not when she was made to feel unwanted by her own father and the entire city.
and then her and vax try to go back to byroden and they find out it was destroyed and their mother was killed. and the worst part is according to the timeline, thordak razed byroden when the twins were twelve, but the twins didn’t leave syngorn until later. so the destruction of their home and the murder of their mother was most likely hidden from them.
and then they wander. they find a new family in vox machina, as broken and dysfunctional as it may be, and eventually they earn themselves greyskull keep. she helps earn a new home. and then the same creature that destroyed her first home destroys her second.
“i mean, this is the first time we’ve had a home in forever. and we’re leaving it… we can go, it’s nothing. it’s nothing. it’s just stone.” “we’ll be back. it will be built back better than before. that’s what we do.”
and she says it doesn’t matter, but it’s obvious how much having a home to go back to means to vex. and that’s why percy promising they’d come back means so much to her? he seems to understand that. and when the first part of that promise is made good on and she does return to greyskull (even if it was in shambles!) with the rest of vox machina, that probably felt so good?
and that’s also why she’s so deeply affected by him titling her. percy basically did the equivalent of telling her “hey, you have a place here in whitestone if you want it. you belong here.”
he offered her a home.