There come near unto him James and John (kai prosporeuontai Iakwbo kai Iwanh). Dramatic present tense. Matthew has tote, then, showing that the request of the two brothers with their mother ( Matthew 20:20 ) comes immediately after the talk about Christ's death. We would (qelomen). We wish, we want, bluntly told. She came worshipping (proskunousa) Matthew says. The mother spoke for the sons. But they try to commit Jesus to their desires before they tell what they are, just like spoiled children.