Interesting question, but I wonder if the Views Slideshow module can do what you're trying to achieve. Therefor you may want to consider the alternative modules, as detailed below.
Use the jCarousel module
Your question seems to be a variation of "Help with a Slideshow of Multiple Images in a Single Node", in which the Views Carousel module was recommended as a possible solution/alternative.
However the successor of that module in D7 is the jCarousel module. So maybe you want to give that module a try?
Use the Field Slideshow module
Another module to consider as an alternative, is the Field Slideshow module. Here is a quote about it from its project page:
Provides a Slideshow formatter for Image fields, using JQuery Cycle plugin.
Compared to Views slideshows, building the slideshow from multiple nodes, this module builds it from a single node, with a multi-valued Image/Media/Field Collection field.
This excerpt seems like pretty close to what is contained in the question details, no?
Curious to hear if either of these modules help somehow ...