"Lisbeth, you're a very special person," Mimmi said. "I'd still like to be your friend." (29.232)
It's not clear whether Salander get romantic in Paris or not, but that's
beside the point. The important thing is that Salander actually reaches
out to her friend, and her friend reaches back. Lots of people have
been good to Salander in the last two books, and she's finally learning
how to be a friend back.