You could feel the excitement as the disciples and a sizable crowd was following Jesus on the way to Jerusalem. They were expecting a kingdom. Jesus knew he was facing the cross.
You can imagine the people crowding around Jesus, pushing and shoving so that they could hear him if he spoke. You can imagine the disciples shielding him from the crush of the crowd and at the same time guarding their place next to him. You’ve seen something like that before: a security detail, eyes alert for any suspicious person or action.