bkreader: Thank you so, so much.
I did have that conversation with her, just to sort of see if I was getting the wrong reading so that I don't waist my time--
And she said yes! Yes, she likes me. Yes, she's open to polyamory. We realize that we'll have to take time and talk things out and see where they go, of course, but this is a start.
I'm so incredibly happy right now I cannot even begin to put it into words.