I am creating a Content Type, let's just call it Article, that includes a field, Requests. Requests is a Text field with an unlimited number of entries allowed. The Article author will enter some number of Requests entries that are related to the Article. Later, I will create a Content Type, Reply, with multiple fields. I want for each user at large to be able to create a singular Reply node for each Requests entry. I intend to use Page Manager, Contextual Filters, and Rules to pull this off, but haven't figured out exactly how yet.
Question: Will I be able to relate a Reply node to a particular entry in the Requests field of an individual Article node or do I need to separate the Requests into a separate Content Type and create an Entity Reference back to the Article?
P.S. - I really don't understand how multiple entries for a single field are stored in the database. If I did, I could probably answer my own question, but for education's sake, any explanatory notes of what is going on in the database would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance.