A Race to (Be) The Top


Links are NOT allowed. Format your description nicely so people can easily read them. Please use proper spacing and paragraphs.

Ling Xiaolu, who wanted to purchase a VR game client, accidentally met a terminal error. Forced to play as a pet, Ling Xiaolu started his journey in the game, and became the highly coveted target of the tall, handsome and rich top players.

With the help of the game developer’s cover, would Ling Xiaolu, having concealed his combat-pet identity under the greedy eyes of everyone, be able to go through his game career unscathed?

This is an inspirational story about a tragic youth, who was tenacious and constantly strove to improve himself to stand on his own two feet and guard his freedom, but everything ended up in vain.

Associated Names
One entry per line
Related Series
The Antelope and Night Wolf (1)
Recommendation Lists
  1. Bl novels you shouldn't miss
  2. Best BL novels.

Latest Release

Date Group Release
09/14/19 BlackBoxTL c12
09/07/19 BlackBoxTL c11
08/31/19 BlackBoxTL c10
08/24/19 BlackBoxTL c9
08/17/19 BlackBoxTL c8
08/10/19 BlackBoxTL c7
08/03/19 BlackBoxTL c6
07/27/19 BlackBoxTL c5
07/20/19 BlackBoxTL c4
07/13/19 BlackBoxTL c3
06/05/19 BlackBoxTL c2
05/17/19 BlackBoxTL c1
Write a Review
4 Reviews sorted by

New YaoiMom22 rated it
September 14, 2019
Status: c12
This story is so hilarious! I absolutely love the MC and the ML (s?) !

Honestly though, I am hoping beyond hope that this will end up a harem. There's so few yaoi harem novels and this one would be perfect for it! I srsly can't decide which one of the guys after the MC I like more. Lolol

My only other wish is that it would update faster but I'm still grateful to be able to read what I can.
0 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
New albreo rated it
August 25, 2019
Status: c21
The story is very funny and refreshing. The author nailed all the banter excellently. The Yaoi-ness is real high. I almost drop dead from purpleness. Good Translation quality overall. Nothing to say much at the moment until I scour raws. Definitely recommended.
0 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
GoldenTiger0 rated it
May 17, 2019
Status: c26

I just finished the first chapter but can't help and like it. That's why I gave it 3-stars only. I can't say much about the novel yet. It can only be found after reading it further but nonetheless it's a good read till now. The translator did a very good job at translating though.

And I just noticed that I'm the first one to review as well as one to vote for it.

... more>> [17-05-2019]{Ch4}

Just finished the fourth one and now I know why the MC was in an aphrodisiac condition. MC only wanted to try the collar not become a pet, you know. I feel sorry for him. And, I think ML found him quite early if he is. I have come to like Linglong, the gm fake-pet of the real pet. Their interaction is fun to read. And, ML and MC's interaction is also fun to read.

Especially when MC wants him to go away so badly yet this guy doesn't go away and even make things worse such as adding pet-hormone powder right into the air when MC is next to him.


I had a feeling that my heart was on a rollercoaster. Too many ups and downs in just one chapter.


I can't help but write when I read the ending of the chapter. It was too hilarious.

MC just saved himself from getting discovered, learns two skills and just as he goes out from the learning place, he crashes into the supposed ML. Then, MC shoots an Ice Arrow slowing him down for 1.5 seconds and uses the second skill to escape. When the skill cools down, ML is unable to find him yet he vows to catch this running person again. MC has escaped twice from the ML.

Feeling good. I just poured out all the excitement I had in my stomach in this spoiler box. BUT, it's a SPOILER. So BEWARE OF IT!


Thought I had found the ML. Now, I can't tell anymore... But, I give the novel 5-stars now. Can't help but like it very much.


After reading much, I think that the supposed ML is the correct one due to their interactions. There's a drunken incident, in the story till now, which is very fun to read. You would laugh a lot for sure!

The three game aces sure have a lot of reasons on their on to chase our deer...


One is so because he the MC had escaped from him at first and then became forcibly became his friend, the other suspects that our MC is that pet and became his master in-game. The third one because he thinks that the first two got secret information about the pet and in front of the pet are acting as if they don't know, so that the pet can form a contract with them on good terms as they win him over.


I like the blacked-name killer. He can easily qualify for the second position overthrowing two of the aces in this race...


I can't find any raws having chapters more than 26... ARGHH!!!!!!!!!!!!! <<less
23 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
WhoWho rated it
August 23, 2019
Status: --
Very interesting read so far. I really want to see a harem of ML. Would be cool and different from the boring monogamous seme-uke tropes.

It's very surprising how MC hasn't been caught already with all that bad luck. However, I prefer if the MC hid his identity better, since the fun is in the chase. I want the MC to be free and independent and less interaction with the "Benefactors". It can be very patronizing with this "pet-benefactor" system... and I wish the MC can beat that system. Then again,... more>> , , this is a yaoi novel so my expectations aren't that high. <<less
2 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
Leave a Review (Guidelines)
You must be logged in to rate and post a review. Register an account to get started.