They had had enough.
It was all too dangerous.
So Cleopas and whoever was with him were heading home.
As they walked along full of questions and grief and wondering what had happened and why they were joined by a stranger.
The rich man a Lazarus... possibly one of the most uncomfortable parables Jesus' ever told where he lays it all out for everyone to see. Jesus' message isn't just about playing nice, it's about eternal life.