I'm not crazy about character death in general. I don't like reading stories where Seven dies or is hurt, either physically or emotionally. I don't blame her for C/7.
I like the way you view the C/7 relationship as a little phase, Tachyon, I think I'll steal that view.
I also agree that there are so many wonderful stories out there, it's hard to pick a favorite. This is a post Endgame fic that has always stood out for me. I usually post it when asked about fics I like:
I also agree with KimC that Filling the Void was good. I like Spiletta's fan fics also.