A node has several text links or thumbnails loaded from a view. For the purpose of this question, lets suppose they're thumbnails and the area with the thumbnails lets call it the "head" of the node.
Those thumbnails link to other nodes. To be able to understand the scenario am trying place here. Lets call the nodes that the thumbnails link to "Subnodes". The Area under the thumbnails, is a area where you want to load a "subnode" from the thumbnail clicked. Lets call this area the "footer".
The goal here is keep the original node with the thumbnails or text links ("Header") at the top of the page AND load the subnode in the "footer". The ideal method would involve some AJAX to keep the page load away from the end user. Although this is not required because a solution with a page load is acceptable.
Extra consideration to anyone who purposes a solution using AJAX.