Nightwing saved Batman from the rubble after the bombing. Batman left his former partner in a huff. Alfred, after returning home from the parole hearing, thought back on when Bruce took in "Master Richard." Nightwing came back to the manor looking for Batman. He and Alfred expressed their concerns about Bruce since Jason's death.
Batman issues 436-442 are missing cover dates; the Grand Comic Book Database (www.comics.org) assigns this issue to "late August".